Mercedes team members unharmed after minibus gunpoint robbery

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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.