Hamilton plays down security fears
Lewis Hamilton has played down concerns with security ahead of this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.
There have been security issues in Brazil in recent years with former world champion Jenson Button escaping from men with machine guns in 2010, while last year members of Hamilton's Mercedes team were also robbed at gun point.
The governing body the FIA say further measures have now been taken and Hamilton is confident that security around the track will have improved.
"I have always been safe here in Brazil so I have not approached any races here with safety on my mind," Hamilton said. "But I am confident F1 and the teams have taken action after last year.
"They took action to try and put things in place to improve it and I am assured. I do feel confident it is improved. We don't know what's around the corner but I am hopeful of a positive weekend for everyone."
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