Carlos Sainz thwarts attempted robbery on him after leaving his hotel in Milan post the F1 Italian GP, as he catches the thieves.
Robbery and Ferrari F1 drivers go hand-in-hand as it has been seen. After Charles Leclerc faced his problems, Sainz is the latest victim of watch robbery post the F1 Italian GP. Italian media has reported of the incident which took place at 8:30 PM CET.
It happened after Sainz left the Armani Hotel in Milan. He was approached by three men who took off the Richard Mille watch from his hands. But the Spaniard did not give up as he chased them along with few passer by around him to catch hold of the thieves.
They were caught by at Montenapoleone with the police arriving at the scene and taking them away. Sainz and the helpers were taken back to the hotel by the police where they shared their side of the story to register an official complaint with them.
Robberies in Italy is common with more of it being recorded on camera and shared on Instagram as Reels. As noted, Sainz is the latest victim after F1 drivers like Leclerc, Lando Norris and even Pierre Gasly have faced robberies in recent times.
The incident takes place after Sainz successfully defended third place against Ferrari teammate Leclerc in Italian GP at Monza. He started on pole but his valiant effort against Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez did not work and was left to salvage third.
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