Force India mechanics caught up in petrol bomb attack

A Bahraini Shiite Muslim youth holds a banner as he takes
part in a demonstration calling for cancellation of
the upcoming Bahrain GP

A Force India member has go back to home from the Bahrain GP in the wake of associate four team’s mechanics were caught up in a fire-bomb attack home from the circuit on Wednesday night.

Force India’s four mechanics were driving in a rent car on the border of the capital Manama when they got jammed in clashes among protestors and police. Even though a petrol bomb landed near their car, fortunately no one was injured and they returned to their hotel soon after.

But a team member not involved in the incident then asked to go back to the UK.

“One of our vehicles was momentarily caught up in some disruption on the way back from the circuit last night,” a Force India spokesman told Sports mail.

“Our van was not the target but arrived on the scene on one of the main highways.

“Within a few minutes the traffic continued moving and the van returned to the hotel. Everyone in the van is okay.”

Bahrain International Circuit chairman Zayed R Alzayani played down the incident – “It was an isolated incident, and my wife was involved too,” he is quoted as saying by Autosport.

“The protestors were not targeting the cars, they just happened to be there. Nobody was injured. I don’t command the police; they know what to do better than I do. I have a race to run.”

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