SAO PAULO (AP) — Members of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes group have been robbed at gun level of their minivan whereas leaving the Formula One race monitor the place Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix might be held.

There have been no accidents reported however a shaken Hamilton — who was not current — says on Twitter that “gun shots were fired.” The world champion added that “this happens every single year here” and the information was “so upsetting to hear.”

Mercedes confirmed the incident Saturday and mentioned solely that “valuables were stolen.”

Sao Paulo police mentioned they’d not acquired a report of the badault.

Street crime is endemic in Brazil, which has been battered within the final a number of years by its worst recession in reminiscence. Thieves on the Formula One race in Sao Paulo typically goal automobiles caught in visitors jams.

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