The Formula 1 Mercedes team suffered an armed robbery this Saturday night, when a group of people raided the bus in which they moved part of the team, a "sad event" that is "repeated every year", as lamented by the world champion Lewis Ham Ilton.
"We confirmed that a minibus of our team was assaulted at gunpoint last night when we were leaving the circuit." The valuables were stolen but the most important thing is that everyone is safe and without injury, said Saturday a team spokesman.
Muggings are a common risk in the vicinity of the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo. The pilot of Mercedes Lewis Hamilton, a brand-new world champion two weeks ago at the Mexico Grand Prix, reflected his discomfort at the risk that Formula 1 members run every year in Brazil.
"Part of my team was robbed by armed forces last night." Air shots and pistols in the head. It's a very sad thing to hear. This is repeated every year here. F1 and the teams have to do something, there are no excuses, "said the Briton on his Twitter account."