Nico Rosberg has expressed his shock at an accident during a Mercedes driving event which has left two people in hospital.

Rosberg and DTM driver Pascal Wehrlein were taking part in the event at the German national football team's training camp in Italy on Tuesday, with each driving separate cars carrying squad members Benedikt Hoewedes and Julian Draxler. While driving on a section of road closed to the public, Wehrlein struck two pedestrians who were airlifted to hospital.

While the condition of the two pedestrians remains unclear, Rosberg took to Twitter to express his concern.

"I am shocked by the accident," Rosberg wrote. "My thoughts are with the two people who were injured and I wish them a fast recovery."

Mercedes-Benz Motorsport said they "will work in full cooperation with the authorities in determining the exact circumstances of the accident". Rosberg, Wehrlein, Hoewedes and Draxler were uninjured.