Gunshots fired as Lewis Hamilton's staff ambushed leaving circuit in Brazil

The F1 World Champion tweeted the news on Saturday - and asked fans to get behind his team

3y ago

Lewis Hamilton tweeted on Saturday that his staff had been held at gunpoint while leaving the Interlagos circuit in Brazil.

It appears nobody was harmed in the incident, but Hamilton said the team was shaked after guns were held to heads, and shots were fired.

The news has sparked questions over the safety of the race in Brazil, where political and social tensions are high.

Many Brazilians are pointing the incident as being emblematic of wider problems in the country.

At present, it appears the race will go ahead as planned.

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Comments (33)

  • Portugal, Algarve.....much safer 👌🏼

      3 years ago
  • That's an unfortunate choice of picture there.. suggests Lewis thinks it's funny..

      3 years ago
  • Drop the race, add a 2nd race in the USA.

      3 years ago
    • Out of curiousity: is this based on biasness or the fact it's closer? 🤔

        3 years ago
    • That would be great. There're no gun problems in America.

        3 years ago
  • Cancel the race and don’t use Brazil as a venue again!

      3 years ago
  • If there really were shots fired these guys got VERY lucky. When that happens here in Banania , a.k.a. brazil, usually people die. Criminals around these parts are ruthless and don't hesitate to pull the trigger.

      3 years ago