Thursday, April 19, 2012

Firebomb Explodes Near Formula 1 Team Members in Bahrain

Violence has broken out ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, with some members of the British-based Force India team caught up in a firebomb explosion.

The blast happened on Wednesday night in Manama, the capital, when a van carrying four team members got caught up in traffic.

No one in the vehicle was hurt and none of the passengers were Formula One drivers, but one of them has decided to leave the country amid continued clashes between protesters and police.

A second team member, who was not in the vehicle, has also chosen to leave.

Force India said its members had not been directly targeted and race organisers have insisted the event is safe.

A spokesman for the team said: "We were not the target. We just happened upon an incident that was ahead of us, a disruption in the road." Read More