F1 stars forced to rethink accessories after watch thefts
Apr.17 – Another Formula 1 driver has had his expensive watch stolen from his wrist.
After the Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium, McLaren driver Lando Norris had a designer Richard Mille watch worth $180,000 taken from his wrist after being put in a headlock.
Last week, footage emerged of Charles Leclerc chasing a group of thieves in his Ferrari road car through the streets of Viareggio after they stole his $320,000 Richard Mille watch last year.
And now, the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that former Red Bull driver Robert Doornbos had a Rolex stolen from his wrist in Amsterdam last month.
The report said the 41-year-old, who debuted for Minardi in 2005, was struck on the head as the perpetrators also took his mobile phone.
“It was violent,” Doornbos confirmed.
“I no longer wear expensive watches – just an Apple watch so that I can at least count my steps.”
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