Mercedes F1 team robbed at gunpoint
Members of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team say they were robbed at gunpoint in their minivan while leaving the Formula One race track where today’s Brazilian Grand Prix will be held.
There were no injuries reported in Friday’s incident, but a shaken Hamilton — who was not present — said on Twitter that “gunshots were fired”.
“This happens every single year here,” said Hamilton, who won his fourth title two weeks ago in Mexico City. “F1 and the teams need to do more, there’s no excuse.”
Mercedes confirmed the incident yesterday and said only that “valuables were stolen.” Sao Paulo police said they had not received a report of the assault.