Nico Rosberg shocked after a crash at Mercedes event leaves two people injured
DTM driver Pascal Wehrlein hit two people during promotional run
By William Esler
Last Updated: 28/05/14 4:24pm
The German was taking part in the Mercedes event alongside DTM driver Pascal Wehrlein with footballers Julian Draxler and Benedikt Howedes reported to be passengers in their respective cars.
German daily Bild reported that Rosberg slowed his car to avoid hitting a spectator who had walked on to the track, followed by a marshal, and Wehrlein swerved to avoid him but hit the two people, one of whom was airlifted to hospital shortly before 3pm local time on Tuesday.
Rosberg took to Twitter to express his shock at the events stating: "I am shocked by the accident. My thoughts are with the two people who were injured and I wish them a fast recovery."
A statement on Mercedes-Benz Motorsport's Facebook page said: "An accident occurred during a visit to the training camp of the German National Football Team: while driving on a closed circuit, DTM driver Pascal Wehrlein injured two people whom he unexpectedly encountered walking on the closed course.
"We cannot offer any statement concerning the severity of injuries, as both injured parties are currently undergoing medical treatment.
"Pascal Wehrlein was uninjured in the accident. We deeply regret this accident and send wishes of quick recovery to the injured. We will work in full cooperation with the authorities in determining the exact circumstances of the accident."
Howedes and Draxler trained with the team as normal later in the afternoon.
I am shocked by the accident. My thoughts are with the two people who were injured and I wish them a fast recovery- Nico Rosberg (@nico_rosberg) May 27, 2014