LEWIS MY GUN GANG ORDEAL
Lewis Hamilton last night told of his terror after his support team were ambushed by a gun-toting gang.
Shots were fired and one of the world champion’s backroom staff had a gun held to his head during the robbery following a final practice session ahead of today’s Brazilian Grand Prix.
Military police were last night hunting for the thugs, who surrounded a motorcade of vans close to Sao Paulo’s Interlagos circuit at 8pm on Friday.
The raiders tried to rob a car belonging to the sport’s governing body the FAI, using weapons to try to break its windows.
But it is understood the vehicle was bulletproof and the driver managed to escape.
Hamilton, who secured his fourth F1 drivers’ championship at the Mexico Grand Prix two weeks ago, yesterday revealed on Twitter: “Some of my team were held up at gun point last night leaving the circuit here in Brazil.
“Gun shots fired, gun held at one’s head. This is so upsetting to hear.
“Please say a prayer for my guys who are here as professionals today even if shaken.”
He added: “This happens every single year here. F1 and the teams need to do more, there’s no excuse.”