The Formula 1 race stewards in Malaysia have confirmed that no action will be taken over the clash between Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll after the chequered flag at Sepang on Sunday.

Vettel enjoyed a stunning fightback in the race, rising from P20 on the grid to P4 at the finish, ensuring title rival Lewis Hamilton's points lead only grew by six points.

Vettel's topsy-turvy weekend ended in strange fashion when he was clipped by Stroll as he passed around the outside of Turn 5 on the warm-down lap, leaving the Ferrari's left-rear with significant damage.

Vettel was left fuming by the incident as he was forced to abandon his Ferrari and get a ride back to the pits sat on Pascal Wehrlein's Sauber.

"I hanged around the outside, to pick up a bit of rubber. I think Lance wasn't looking and wanted to do the same but that was too late," Vettel said.

"I was already there and then we had contact which was completely unnecessary. I think he just didn't look and then decided to go and pick up some rubber."

The stewards confirmed shortly after the race that no action would be taken against either driver for the incident, leaving their finishes of P4 and P8 respectively intact.