Latest Update on Mental State of Lando Norris After Harrowing Mugging Episode

Published 07/13/2021, 8:06 AM EDT
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY – Lando Norris of Great Britain and McLaren F1 walks in the Paddock during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Lando Norris was as excited about the Euro 2020 finals as a kid in a candy store. He continuously showed his support for the team and even watched the match from the stands at Wembley. Unfortunately, a good day gone bad became worse for Norris.

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In the chaos that ensued after England lost, Lando fell victim to theft. The 21-year-old was robbed of his Richard Mille watch at the stadium. While nothing happened to the driver physically, he may not be in the best place mentally.

Earlier, McLaren released a statement about what happened to Russell. It read, “Lando was unharmed, but he is understandably shaken.”

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BBC journalist Christian Hewgill checked in on the driver and was kind enough to update the fans about their beloved driver via Twitter.

Hewgill described Lando to be “his usual lively, chatty self with bags of enthusiasm.” It’s great to see Norris feeling better and like himself again, and getting back into the right headspace before Silverstone.

Expectations from Lando Norris at Silverstone

Lando has had a brilliant season so far and is still the only driver to score points in all five races. In what’s proving to be his best performance to date, all eyes will be on the Brit at his home race.

As a proud Englishman, standing on the podium at Silverstone would be another one to add to the books. Lando is on an unstoppable trajectory to the top. In fact, he even shows promise to be a championship contender one day, not so far from now.

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The 2021 season has shown us that Lando isn’t content with P3 finished and P2 starts. He’s got a taste of what the competition feels like and he’s hungry for more. Norris wants that pole position; he’s pushing for that win. With determination fueling the young Brit, it may not be long before we see him sipping the victor’s champagne.

Silverstone has got him excited, and all riled up. Hopefully, he doesn’t let the incident at Wembley become a setback for him. It’s time to get Norris a glass of milk, back in the papaya car, and back on track. It’s coming home for Norris.

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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