Lando Norris provides an update ahead of the British Grand Prix following the mugging at Wembley Stadium.
After England’s loss to Italy on Sunday, two guys attacked the 21-year-old driver.
After being mugged outside Wembley Stadium on Sunday, Lando Norris claims he is “doing fine” and is focusing on this weekend’s British Grand Prix. Following England’s Euro 2020 final loss on penalties to Italy, Norris was accosted by two guys and a £40,000 watch was stolen from him.
The incident occurred in Wembley’s car lot after England was defeated 3-2 on spot-kicks in the tournament’s final after a 1-1 draw.
According to a statement released by his team, the 21-year-old had a watch given to him by McLaren stolen and was “understandably shaken.”
The mugging was witnessed, and police are investigating after a spate of security breaches at Wembley Stadium on Sunday resulted in 53 arrests.
Norris attended the game as a guest in a corporate box at Wembley before being embroiled in the controversy that unfortunately overshadowed the game.
He’s fourth in the Drivers’ Championship heading into this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, and he says he’s excited to get back into racing.
He posted on Instagram, “Thanks for all the messages everyone.”
“I just wanted to let you know that I’m doing well and am working hard to ensure that I’m prepared and in the correct mindset to perform at my best this weekend.
“I love you all and can’t wait to see so many of you at the track this weekend x.”
Norris is an avid football fan who is friendly with a number of England players who competed against Italy on Sunday.
In a statement posted prior to Norris’ social media post, McLaren acknowledged the mugging.
“After the Euro 2020 final match at Wembley, Lando Norris was involved in an incident during which the watch he was wearing was stolen,” McLaren Racing said in a statement.
“Lando was fortunately unharmed, but he is naturally shaken. The team is rooting for Lando, and we’re confident that racing fans will join us in wishing him well at this weekend’s British Grand Prix.
“We are unable to speak further because this is now a police matter.”
Norris finished third in the Austrian Grand Prix on July 4 to close the gap on Red Bull’s Sergio Perez in the standings to just three points.
This was the British driver’s third podium finish of the season. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”