Lando Norris has admitted he is not in ideal condition going into the British Grand Prix weekend following his mugging at Wembley.
The McLaren driver was left unhurt but “shaken”, according to his team, after being mugged at the Euro 2020 final.
When he was leaving the match, two robbers confronted him, with one grabbing him and the other taking his watch from his wrist.
Shortly afterwards, he shared a social media post saying he was focused on getting back into the right zone ahead of the race weekend at Silverstone.
“Hi world, thanks for all the messages everyone,” he posted.
“Really means a lot to see so many messages of kindness and love from you all.
“Thought I’d let you know 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.”
— Lando Norris (@LandoNorris) July 15, 2021
However, while he is largely okay from a physical perspective, the Briton admits he still is not in the best place to race.
That is in large part because, due to the mental toll the incident has taken on him, he is struggling to get to sleep at the moment.
“I mean, I’m fine. I’ve been better, I can say that,” he told Sky Sports.
“I’m not in perfect condition, I’m not going to lie, so yeah, some work to do mentally. Of course, I talk about that a lot, how mental health, mental strength is very important.
“I’ve not been sleeping that great and so on, so yeah, not ideal and I’m feeling a bit sore. But, I don’t know, I’m not the guy in the worst position after Wembley.
“I’ll work on it, I’ll make sure I’m feeling better and in the best shape possible, and I feel like I can still go out and focus on the job I need to do so, that’s the main thing.”
Norris will be hoping he is able to maintain the form he has had throughout 2021 with him being one of the drivers of the season so far, securing three podiums and occupying P4 in the Drivers’ Championship, having far more points than all of his midfield rivals.