(GMM) Lando Norris is struggling to sleep and “not in perfect condition” after being mugged for his expensive watch last Sunday after the European football final.
McLaren supremo Zak Brown, who has contracted covid-19, revealed earlier that his 21-year-old star driver is “traumatised” after the incident at Wembley.
“I’m alright,” Norris said at Silverstone.
“But I’m not going to lie – 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 British driver said he is struggling to overcome the “shock” of the incident and struggling to sleep, but is in fact relieved that he is heading straight into his home race.
“I can take my mind off it and focus on something else – and stop thinking about it,” said Norris.
“I guess I was just unlucky, but I’m not the only one this has happened to.”
July 15, 2021
(GMM) McLaren’s star driver is “traumatized” after an incident that followed the European championship football final at London’s Wembley stadium on Sunday.
In the chaotic aftermath of England’s loss to Italy, 21-year-old Lando Norris was mugged as he returned to his McLaren sports car, and left “shaken” after his expensive watch was torn from his wrist.
“Thankfully, Lando was unharmed”, part of a McLaren statement read.
In his own statement, the British driver said he was “doing well” and “trying to make sure I’m ready and in the right zone” for his home race at Silverstone this weekend.
McLaren CEO Zak Brown broke his silence on the incident on Wednesday.
“I have spoken with Lando about it a lot,” he said.
“I was mugged three times in Los Angeles when I was younger, so I shared my story. The reality is that there are bad people in the world.
“He’s a bit traumatized, but he’ll be just fine,” Brown added.
Brown also blasted the organization surrounding the football final, which he thinks is the reason for the widespread chaotic scenes.
“That needs to be fixed, as you shouldn’t ever feel in danger at a big sporting event. You’d never see that in Formula 1,” he said.