WATCH: Lando Norris Speaks for the First Time Since His Horrific Mugging Episode

Published 07/13/2021, 11:21 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy – September 10, 2020 McLaren’s Lando Norris during a press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS??ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


The Euro Cup didn’t have a happy ending, not for the English fans, nor the Italian ones. Chaos erupted at Wembley Stadium after the match. Unfortunately, Lando Norris was stuck amid the pandemonium and was robbed of his watch. McLaren made a statement regarding the situation.” Lando was unharmed, but he is understandably shaken.”

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Almost 16 hours later, Lando broke his silence to thank everyone for the support.

Lando thanked his followers on his Instagram story.” Hi world. Thanks for all the messages, everyone. Really means a lot to see so many messages of kindness and love from you all.”

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He reassured them of how he is, saying, “Thought I’d let you know that I’m doing well and trying to make sure I’m ready and in the right zone for this weekend to perform at my best.”

“Love you all and can’t wait to see so many of you back at the track this weekend x,” he said, signing off. He was robbed of his Richard Mille watch, which was a limited edition piece for McLaren. It’s a pretty well-known watch as rarely Lando is spotted without it.

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Fan’s supporting Lando Norris

Lando has made his way into the hearts of many fans over the span of his career. His child-like innocence off track and his contentious driving on track gained him his following. So when the fans saw Norris was in distress, they quickly flooded social media with support.

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Fans soon filled Twitter with orange hearts and hugs for their favorite driver. And as the internet does with any situation, there were well-meaning memes.

What’s important is that Lando is feeling better and is in a better headspace to tackle the race ahead. Silverstone is an important race for the Brit. After placing third in Austria, Lando is only looking to improve. We can only hope he emerges victorious after this incident.

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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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