The McLaren Formula One team has agreed with the Italian manufacturer Pirelli to suspend the tire tests at the Interlagos circuit (Sao Paulo) “in response to safety reasons”, following the wave of robberies and attempted robberies that occurred during the Great Last weekend’s Brazilian Prize.
In a message posted on his Twitter profile, the McLaren team has stressed that the safety of their workers “has always” been “at the top” of their priorities.
For this reason, faced with the incidents recently recorded in the vicinity of the Interlagos circuit, it has decided to “cancel the tire tests” of Pirelli scheduled for this week. “We feel it is an unnecessary risk,” McLaren says.
On Friday night a group of employees of Mercedes was assaulted at gunpoint when leaving Interlagos by men who took watches and passports, while a car of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) managed to escape the armed men .
On Saturday were members of the Sauber team who suffered an assault attempt when they left the Sao Paulo autodrome.