Lando Norris targeted by thieves again as expensive items snatched

Jamie Woodhouse
Lando Norris at the drivers parade. Montreal June 2023.

McLaren driver Lando Norris walks the track before the race. Canada June 2023.

Lando Norris unfortunately has once again found himself victim of a theft, this time at least not physically targeted by those responsible.

It was following the delayed European Championship football final at Wembley in 2021 when Norris was mugged by two men as he left the venue and headed for his car.

During the incident Norris’ rare Richard Mille watch was stolen, carrying a reported value of £40,000.

Lando Norris villa robbed while on holiday

And sadly when Norris was on holiday in Spain with friends ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix race weekend, the villa which they were staying in was hit by thieves.

Norris confirmed the incident had took place when returning to F1 duties ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix, and that there were expensive items taken among the extensive list.

“We were out for dinner and our place got robbed,” he told PA.

“A mixture of many things were stolen. Some were expensive and some were not so expensive. It is still an ongoing investigation so I cannot say too much.”

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The group of friends which Norris was with for this holiday is said to have included social media influencer Jennie Dimova, who in a TikTok video claimed she was “left with literally nothing” after thieves ransacked the villa.

“If you are wondering why I look like that it is because our villa got robbed and everything I have ever owned – my clothes, my shoes, my bags, my jewellery – everything has been taken – and I am left with literally nothing,” she said. “I cried for two hours but what can I do?”

Norris will now be hoping to put this experience to the back of his mind as McLaren prepare to unveil the first stage of their scheduled upgrades for the Austrian Grand Prix, alterations that are set to ultimately form something of a B-Spec McLaren MCL60.

Despite the team starting F1 2023 behind target by their own admission, Norris has still managed to put 12 points on the board with eight rounds gone, placing him P11 in the current Drivers’ standings.

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