2017 Brazil Grand Prix became a nightmare for Mercedes team, as the Champion of Driver's World Championship Lewis Hamilton confirmed that his team members were robbed at a gunpoint in Brazil.
At around 10 pm local time, when Mercedes team members were going back to their hotel by minibus, they were "robbed at gunpoint" said the 2017 World Constructors' Champions Mercedes as quoted by The Independent.
"Valuables were stolen but everybody is safe and uninjured which is the main thing," Mercedes said.
The Briton later tweeted, "This happens every single year here. F1 and the teams need to do more, there's no excuse!"
The McLaren-Honda's driver Jenson Button had faced similar incident in 2010 but the recent attack has raised questions. Mechanics and other staff of Mercedes have been asked to avoid clothes from the brand and stick to any normal outfit.
On the other hand, the Williams' team has confirmed that they have witnessed the terrible incident, which took place in front of them but managed to escape from the situation. On the same day, FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) had faced another incident but were able to find a getaway.