The Scot's race ended with the crash but Grosjean survived to finish eighth. Di Resta's teammate Adrian Sutil finished 16th after retiring his car in the last lap due to brake issues.
Since di Resta accepted responsibility for the incident, the stewards recognised the fact that he had tried to take evasive action.
"The driver made an attempt to avoid the collision (when he saw the cars in front braking earlier) by trying to drive between cars #8 and #15, but in doing so collided with car #8," said the official steward’s report.
Di Resta said it was a weekend to forget. "I just got caught out going into the second chicane because the cars ahead of me got backed up – I guess they were reacting to the tussle going on ahead of them. I locked both fronts trying to stop the car and ended up hitting Grosjean. Unfortunately it was too late to take avoiding action. Now we need to look forward to Singapore and put this one behind us," he said.


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