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12:00 AM, November 12, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:09 PM, November 12, 2017

HAMILTON HELD AT GUNPOINT

Lewis Hamilton has shockingly revealed his team were "held up at gunpoint" in Brazil. The recently-crowned world champion wrote on Twitter: "Some of my team were held up at gunpoint last night leaving the circuit here in Brazil.Gun shots fired, gun held at one's head. This is so upsetting to hear. Please say a prayer for my guys who are here as professionals today even if shaken." Hamilton, a Mercedes driver, then added: "This happens every single year here. F1 and the teams need to do more, there's no excuse!" The Brazilian grand prix is being held in Sao Paolo this weekend with qualifying taking place yesterday. Local reports claimed the same assailants also attacked a car with members of the FIA inside. But they were in an armoured vehicle and managed to escape, despite the robbers' car crashing into them. Mercedes released a statement following Hamilton's incident: "One minibus was robbed at gunpoint. Valuables were stolen but everybody is safe and uninjured which is the main thing." --Agencies

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