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.