Formula 1 star Sebastian Vettel chased thieves on a scooter after a German driver was robbed after the Spanish Grand Prix. It is understood that his backpack was stolen in Barcelona this weekend. But the Aston Martin driver’s quick thinking eventually proved decisive in recovering the backpack.
A report published by The Sun states, “According to El Periodico, Vettel was robbed early Monday morning – with an F1S then trying to catch thieves on his scooter.”
The report further claims that Vettel left his car window open outside his hotel. And the thieves made full use of it. Vettel reportedly had his documents and airpods in his backpack.
But the presence of Vettel’s mind helped him get his backpack back.
According to The Sun, “Vettel was able to direct his headphones using his iPhone – tracking their position using GPS.”
The article, published by The Sun, reports that local news outlets claim that police officers have launched an investigation after the 34-year-old driver reported the incident.
Aston Martin has also issued a statement on the matter. And according to him, Vettel had found his earphones but “could not find his stolen bag.”
“Sebastian Vettel’s bag was stolen in Barcelona this morning; He tried to find her using his iPhone to track his earphones in his bag; But when he found his earphones, he found them abandoned and could not find his stolen bag, “reads Aston Martin.
Vettel is the third driver to be robbed in the last 10 months. McLaren’s Lando Norris watch was stolen during the Euro 2020 final riots. On the other hand, a ાર્ 320,000 Richard Mille watch was stolen from the wrist of Ferrari while he was posing for a photograph of Charles Leclerc, a 24-year-old driver.
Notably, Vettel currently ranks 14th in terms of drivers, surpassing his teammate Lance Stroll. So far he has completed only two races this year. The former Ferrari and Red Bull driver missed the first two races of the 2022 season as he tested positive for the Covid-19.