Pastor Maldonado has been given a 20s penalty by the FIA stewards after his collision with Lewis Hamilton.
He was deemed to have ‘failed to rejoin the track in a safe manner.’
No action has been taken against Hamilton, who was deemed to be the innocent party in the encounter.
Maldonado now drops from 10th to 12th place, with Bruno Senna moving up to take the position.
Some might regard it as escaping lightly, but the 20s is regarded as the post race equivalent of a drive through.
Senna had a drive through in the race while two drivers who did not finish have been given costly grid penalties for Silverstone, with Jean-Eric Vergne picking up 10 for his clash with Heikki Kovalainen, and Kamui Kobayashi getting five for his bump with Felipe Massa.