Van der Garde, Bianchi unpunished
13 October 2013 – Caterham driver Giedo van der Garde and Marussia's Jules Bianchi have escaped penalties following their collision on the opening lap of the Japanese Grand Prix.
The pair made contact on the run down to Turn 1, before sliding into the gravel trap. But after assessing the relevant footage the stewards determined that Max Chilton also had a part to play in the incident, with none of the trio predominantly at fault.
"The incident was the result of actions by the drivers of car 21 (Giedo van der Garde) and car 23 (Max Chilton) which contributed to car 21 impacting the rear right of car 22 (Jules Bianchi)," read a stewards' statement. "The Stewards do not believe either the driver of car 21 or car 22 were wholly or predominately to blame for the incident."