Force India mechanics firebombed
A Force India member has asked to return home ahead of the Bahrain GP after four of the team's mechanics were caught up in firebomb attack.
The four mechanics were driving in a hire car on the outskirts of the capital Manama when they got caught up in clashes between protestors and police.
Although a firebomb landed near their vehicle, no one was injured in the incident and they returned to their hotel soon after.
According to BBC Sport, a team member not involved in the incident then asked to return to the United Kingdom.
A spokesman also said that the team were not the target of the attack.
Meanwhile, 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."