F1 ace Lando Norris admits terrifying £40k watch robbery has left him "scared"

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Lando Norris has described the shocking moment he was mugged outside Wembley Stadium and admits he is yet to fully recover from the incident.

The F1 ace attended England's Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy last Sunday and was targeted when making his way home after the match.

Norris was dragged from his car near the ground as one man held him back while another stole a £40,000 Richard Mille watch from his wrist.

This was just one of the ugly incidents that took place at Wembley last weekend and has left the 21-year-old feeling vulnerable.

"I’m all right – I’m getting better," said the 21-year-old F1 driver.

“I’m not in perfect condition – I’m just trying to recover and make sure I’m completely ready for the weekend but there’s not a lot I can do.

“The biggest thing was the shock of feeling like you’re going home and something happens so quickly like that.

“Realising it can happen to anyone – including you yourself – when you never think it’s going to happen or there’s a slim chance it can.

“The biggest struggle is shock is that you can still be vulnerable in any position. It’s a scary thing, I don’t wish it on anyone. I hope people can make changes, so that it doesn’t.

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“I guess it could have been worse. Afterwards, you do think things like that – but I prefer not to.

“It wasn’t the story I wanted coming into my home race – or any race – but there was plenty of people around.

“It was obvious it was going to come out. I’m hoping it can be seen and used in a positive way and help things be stopped and not happen again in the future.”

Though still shaken up, Norris will now have to try and switch his focus to Sunday's British Grand Prix.

There will be a capacity crowd at Silverstone cheering him on this weekend, which he believes has come at the perfect time as he looks to move on from this frightening experience.

“It helps that there’s this race to come into,” said Norris. “I can take my mind off it and focus on something else – and stop thinking about it.

“I’m an over-thinker, I over-think way too many things. Whatever the scenario is, whether it’s racing or life or whatever.

“You can always think the best and I tend to always think the worse. Things like that are not nice.

“So to come into this and get my mind off it and focus on seeing the fans, that’s something I look forward to.

“I want this weekend to come as quickly as possible. I’ve enjoyed my peace and quiet at home, returning to normality is a nice thing.

“And this weekend, just thinking about racing and driving makes me smile a bit more.”

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