Nico Rosberg and Daniel Ricciardo have avoided punishment over incidents under red flags in FP1 for the British Grand Prix.

Both drivers were under investigation for overtaking under red flag conditions in the opening session of the race weekend when all cars were returning to the pit lane after a crash for Felipe Massa. Ricciardo overtook Fernando Alonso while Rosberg passed Daniil Kvyat.

Following an investigation, the stewards ruled that no further action was required. In Ricciardo's case the stewards decided that he was already in the process of passing Alonso approaching Turn 6 before the red flag and then "took all reasonable actions to comply with the regulations and proceed in a safe manner".

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Where Rosberg was concerned, the stewards said that Kvyat had "pulled fully off line and slowed to as low as 38kph in what appeared to be a very unusual manner, in an area of the track that was visibly completely clear; and that the driver of car 6 took reasonable avoiding action of a car, that the stewards accept he reasonably believed to be in difficulty".

The red flag had been caused by Massa, who lost control of his Williams on the exit of Stowe and hit the tyre barrier on the inside of the circuit at high speed, with his damaged car coming to a rest at the pit lane entry.