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Lando Norris seeks to focus on British Grand Prix after reliving £40,000 watch mugging

Formula One star Lando Norris can’t wait to roar into life at the British Grand Prix as he admits he is still shaken from his £40,000 watch mugging after Euro 2020 final at Wembley

A shaken Lando Norris can’t wait for the British Grand Prix to roar into life to banish the memory of his mugging at Wembley on Sunday.

The McLaren driver, 21, was ambushed by thugs as he stepped into his car after the Euro 2020 final and robbed of his prototype Richard Mille watch worth £40,000.

Ahead of qualifying at Silverstone this afternoon, Norris said: ‘I am not in perfect condition. I am still a bit sore. It was scary. Having this race will help to take my mind off it and to focus on something else.

McLaren driver Lando Norris was mugged for his £40,000 watch at Wembley Stadium

‘I wanted to get here as quickly as possible. I am an over-thinker, whether it is racing or life. You can think the best, but I tend to think the worst.

‘The biggest thing out of all of it is the shock of feeling you are about to go home and then something like that happens so quickly,’ added Norris, who was attending his first football match.

‘It is shocking to realise that it can happen to anyone, even when you don’t think there is any chance of it. I don’t wish it upon anyone and I hope people can make changes so it doesn’t happen.

‘Now I will focus on doing well in the race, and seeing all the fans again is something I look forward to.’

Norris’s boss, Zak Brown, will miss the race after testing positive for Covid. The American, 49, has no symptoms but was swabbed on Wednesday as F1 protocols require. He is one of three team members to have contracted the virus.

A https://www.richardmille.com/collections/rm-11-03-automatic-chronograph

A Richard Mille RM 11-03 watch valued at £40,000 was stolen from Norris in the incident 

Norris sports the Richard Mille timepiece during the Monaco Grand Prix earlier this year

Norris sports the Richard Mille timepiece during the Monaco Grand Prix earlier this year

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