• Bahrain Grand Prix

Hulkenberg unhappy at team incident

ESPNF1 Staff
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The Force India team has been shaken by the incident, with at least one team member returning home © Sutton Images

Nico Hulkenberg was unhappy that Force India team members were caught up in an incident with a petrol bomb on Wednesday night.

While not the targets of an attack, four mechanics found themselves in the middle of a clash between police and protesters when leaving the circuit, with reports of petrol bombs flying over their hire van. Speaking to the press at the circuit on Thursday, Hulkenberg said it was wrong that the teams had been put in a position where their safety could be at risk.

"It is obviously not right that that sort of stuff happens," Hulkenberg is quoted by Autosport. "We are here to race. The F1 business is about entertainment, and these sort of things should not really be happening to us.

"Whether it is right or not I don't really know. It's difficult to say. I am not a politician, I am a Formula 1 driver, but it should not really be happening should it? It is not good that we have to worry about it: that is the way it is now, and let's see and hope that the rest of the weekend is good and calm."