Mercedes F1 team robbed at gunpoint in Brazil

ANI | Updated: Nov 12, 2017 13:09 IST

Mercedes F1 team robbed at gunpoint in Brazil .

Johannesburg [South Africa], November 12 (ANI): Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton has alleged that members of his team Mercedes were robbed at gunpoint in their minivan on the eve of the Brazilian Grand Prix .

Shaken by the incident, Hamilton took to Twitter and wrote, "Some of my team were held up at gun point last night leaving the circuit here in Brazil . Gun shots fired, gun held at ones head . This is so upsetting to hear . Please say a prayer for my guys who are here as professionals today even if shaken ."

The four-time world champion also urged Formula One to pay more head to security issues .

"This happens every single year here . F1 and the teams need to do more, there's no excuse!" his tweet read .

No injuries have been reported in the accident which took place on Friday, reports Sports24 .

Meanwhile, Mercedes confirmed that only valuables were stolen and no one was injured in the accident .

However, the Sao Paulo Police said they had not received any such reports .

Earlier, Jenson Button was also threatened by gunmen in Sao Paulo ahead of the 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix . (ANI)

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