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Force India may skip Friday's 2nd practice

Force India may skip Friday's 2nd practice

Deputy team principal Fernley said they may skip Friday's 2nd practice in Bahrain for safety reasons.

Bahrain: The Force India Formula One team will limit their involvement in second practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday and may skip the session altogether for safety reasons, deputy team principal Bob Fernley told reporters. He said the team, some of whose members were caught in a petrol bomb incident after leaving the track on Wednesday, would take part in Saturday's qualifying and Sunday's race as scheduled however.

Meanwhile, Force India spokesman Will Hings told The Associated Press that no one in the vehicle was hurt in the incident on Wednesday and none of the four passengers were Formula One drivers. "We were not the target. We just happened to be upon an incident that was ahead of us, a disruption on the road," Hings said. "Nobody was hurt from our team. We were not targeted directly by Molotov cocktails."

Hings said the four team members were back at the track on Friday, but later said that one of them was leaving the country and heading back to Europe. Hings said another member of the team who was not in the delayed vehicle was also leaving. "I won't be giving any details of their positions or names ... they were just people working for the team," Hings said. "I can't give you any more information other than that, they're returning home out of their free choice."
first published:April 20, 2012, 15:23 IST