Members of Bridgestone's Formula One team are feared dead after reports that a helicopter crashed after leaving the Magny-Cours circuit on Saturday night.

According to Reuters, three passengers were killed and two others injured in the accident, with sources at the circuit claiming that the Japanese tyre maker had people on board.

A Bridgestone spokesman refused to comment on the incident when contacted by Crash.net, but confirmed that a statement would be issued in due course.

 

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