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Mercedes bus robbed at gunpoint on Friday

  • Published on 11 Nov 2017 14:25
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Mercedes has confirmed that its team bus was robbed at gunpoint as they were leaving the Interlagos Circuit on Friday evening. Valuables were stolen, however luckily nobody was hurt in the incident.

Staff from the FIA also escaped similar robberies while there are reports that other teams had incidents with muggers after the first day of running from Sao Paulo. It is not the first time that F1 personnel have been robbed in Brazil during a race weekend.

In 2010, Jenson Button's armoured car was approached by armed gunmen as he left the track, but his driver managed to flee the scene quickly. In the same year, members of the Sauber team were robbed, with valuables being stolen. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has called for action over the recurring incidents.

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  • Harryw

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    F1 should say to organisers and police that if this continues they'll pull the race

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    • Nov 11 2017 - 15:56
    • Jutlandia

      Posts: 191

      Agree, pull the plug if they can not garantie every one's safety.

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      • Nov 11 2017 - 16:53
    • Agreed, and it does look bleak for the Brasilian GP from that point of view. I dont think any race has had as many situations as that GP.

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      • Nov 11 2017 - 16:57
  • Shocking that this continues to happen.

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    • Nov 11 2017 - 18:34
    • It isnt really, and thats the worst part. This isnt an outlier thing, its an everyday occurance i Brasilia.

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      • Nov 12 2017 - 10:16

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