A second member of the Force India team have left Bahrain after one of their team cars got caught up in a firebomb attack on Wednesday evening.
Four mechanics were travelling in a van on the outskirts of the capital Manama when they got delayed in traffic on the way back to their team hotel from the Sakhir circuit. A firebomb exploded near the vehicle, but no one was injured in the attack.
They returned to their hotel later in the evening and one team member who was not involved in the incident immediately asked to go home while it was confirmed on Thursday that one of the mechanics who was in the vehicle during the incident is also heading back to Europe.
Force India spokesman Will Hings refused to divulge too much detail about the team members who returned home, but said their van was not the target of the attack.
"I won't be giving any details of their positions or names... they were just people working for the team," Hings told Associated Press.
"I can't give you any more information other than that they're returning home out of their free choice."
He added: "We've always taken out direction from the FIA, the sport's governing body. I'm sure they're continuing to monitor the situation in Bahrain.
"We take our guidance from them."
A bit more detail has since emerged about the incident with BBC Sport revealing that 'some tear gas fired by police entered the car, before the driver escaped through a gap in the flames on the road'.
The report adds 'the four men were said to be emotional, upset and angry with organisers that the race had been allowed to go ahead'.
Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg, meanwhile, was also upset after the incident.
"It is obviously not right that that sort of stuff happens," Hulkenberg is quoted as saying 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."
Mechanics caught up in firebomb attack