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Mercedes team members unharmed after minibus gunpoint robbery


Mercedes has confirmed a number of members of its Formula 1 team crew are unharmed after a minibus was held at gunpoint while leaving the Interlagos circuit on Friday night.

In a short statement issued by the team following enquiries regarding a possible incident, it was confirmed that while a robbery did take place, none of the team members were hurt.

“We can confirm that a team minibus was robbed at gunpoint last night leaving the circuit,” a Mercedes spokesperson said.

“Valuables were stolen but most importantly everybody is safe an uninjured.”

Lead driver and recently-crowned F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton took to Twitter to call on series’ officials to work harder to prevent repeats of incidents at Interlagos.

Dakar Rally video highlights from the concluding Stage 14

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EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET and Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

The 40th Dakar Rally is now history.

Nearly 550 competitors began the early 5,600-mile long race 15 days ago and concluded Saturday.

As we’ve done throughout the Rally, here are some key video highlights from NBCSN’s coverage of the Rally: