Silverstone-based Force India involved in Bahrain bomb scare

Members of the Force India racing team based at Silverstone havebeen involved in a bomb scare ahead of this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

The group were en route from the Bahrain International Circuitto their team hotel when they were caught in traffic as anti-government protestersclashed with police.

During the demonstration a petrol bomb landed close to theircar, and although no injuries were sustained, it has sent a shockwave throughthe team.

Di Resta
Paul di Resta Credit: ITV Anglia

Racing driver Paul Di Resta, said: "The team, like many others, has taken steps on security.

"Clearly something has happened and there has been an issue, and we've all said we'd take direction from the FIA because they said it is safe. We need to see how things develop."

Asked if it was safe, Di Resta added: "It's a difficult one isn't it. I'm sure it's affecting everybody at the moment, the actions that have happened.

"I've not spoken to everybody within the team, but there is some concern and some people have felt it a bit more than others.

"As for me, I'm pretty neutral. It's how I've felt for the last couple of weeks, although there is an edge to things at the moment.

"It's early (into the weekend) and everybody is here, and at the end of the day if there is a race on then I want to be racing."