Tests ditched af­ter F1 crime

Geelong Advertiser - - SPORT -

McLaren and Pirelli ditched tests sched­uled for this week and to­day in the wake of a series of at­tempted armed rob­beries against F1 teams at Sao Paulo this week­end.

Mercedes, Wil­liams and Sauber team mem­bers were ei­ther robbed at gun­point or had close es­capes at the Grand Prix week­end.

McLaren said they felt the risk was not worth run­ning the test­ing af­ter Mercedes team mem­bers had been left shaken. “We have jointly de­cided with Pirelli to can­cel this week’s tyre test at In­ter­la­gos,” McLaren said on Twit­ter.

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