A group of Sauber engineers were robbed at gunpoint shortly after Formula One world champion Jenson Button [ Images ] escaped unhurt from a similar attack at the Brazilian Grand Prix [ Images ], the team said on Sunday.
"They left the track, three engineers together in a van, at around 8 p.m. (on Saturday)," a spokesman said.
"They had to stop at the red light and then all of a sudden five people were around the car, one with a machine gun, and they opened the door and took two rucksacks and disappeared. So nobody was injured."
McLaren's [ Images ] Button was the victim of an attempted armed robbery about an hour earlier but his police driver smashed his way through traffic to escape when the gunmen were seen approaching.