Lando Norris speaks out about the’scary’ Euros mugging at Wembley Stadium: ‘I don’t wish that on anyone.’
Lando Norris of McLaren speaks out after being mugged during the Euro 2020 championships in Wembley.
Lando Norris, a McLaren driver, has spoken out about his “scary” mugging, which occurred during the Euro 2020 finals between England and Italy and resulted in the theft of a £40,000 watch.
The 21-year-old was reportedly returning to his car in an official Wembley parking park when he was approached by two males as he walked back to his McLaren.
Norris was “unharmed but understandably shaken,” according to a team statement, before of the British Grand Prix.
Norris spoke out about his experience and the impact it had on him on Thursday.
Norris explained, “I’m fine, I’m getting better.”
“I’m not in ideal shape – I’ve been getting better – but I’m just trying to heal and make sure I’m fully prepared, but there’s not much I can do.”
“The shock of feeling like you’re going home and having something happen so suddenly was the scariest thing.
“The worst part was the realization that it may happen to anyone – including you – when you never believe it will or that it has a low possibility of happening to you.
“The most difficult aspect about shock is that you might be vulnerable in any situation.
“It’s a terrifying thing, and I wouldn’t want it on anyone. I’m hoping that folks will be able to make improvements to ensure that this does not happen.
Norris, who is fourth in the world championship heading into his home race at Silverstone, sat in the corporate box watching the game as England lost on penalties.
As violence erupted both inside and outside the stadium, police made numerous arrests.
“Certainly, to divert my attention away from that and focus on anything else – to stop thinking about it. I’m an over-thinker who thinks about a lot of stuff.
“It doesn’t matter what the situation is, whether it’s racing or life.
“You can always think the best, but I always think the worst,” she says.
“It’s not good to do things like that. It’s something I look forward to coming into this and getting my mind off it and focusing on seeing the fans.”
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