People struck after Rosberg ‘slams on brakes’ 2 June, 2014 An eyewitness has pointed the finger of blame at Nico Rosberg in the wake of an accident last week during a promotional event that resulted in injured bystanders. During a promotional event for Germany’s world cup football team, Rosberg and DTM driver Pascal Wehrlein were driving road cars in Tyrol, Italy, when two bystanders were struck and injured. A statement issued by Mercedes said that Wehrlein struck “two people whom he unexpectedly encountered walking on the closed course”. But an eyewitness has given a different account of the crash to TZ, “I saw exactly what happened. The two cars were about three or four feet apart at about 80km/h.” “All of a sudden Nico Rosberg just slammed on the brakes. Pascal Wehrlein was surprised. He [Rosberg] obviously did not know which way the course went. Wehrlein swerved to the left, off the course, and then he hit them.” (GMM) Tweet Related NewsRaikkonen: I finally had a good feeling from the carWolff: In life nothing is ever 100 per cent for sureBlow to De Silvestro’s F1 ambitions as funds dry upMarko: When Mercedes explode again, we will beat themJos Verstappen plays down son’s F1 debutKobayashi: I’ve been waiting for this race for over a yearHamilton seeks second hat-trick of the seasonAlonso joins forces with sports investment firmHonda-McLaren project already on the back foot?Is Formula 1 too easy these days?