First Leclerc's watch in Italy, now Vettel's bag stolen in Barcelona

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Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Aston Martin F1 Team looks on prior to the F1 Grand Prix of Spain at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 22, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain.
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Aston Martin F1 Team looks on prior to the F1 Grand Prix of Spain at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 22, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain.
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Sebastian Vettel has been subjected to a robbery after a bag belonging to the four-time Formula One world champion was taken in Barcelona on Monday.

Vettel, who was unharmed in the incident, set off in pursuit of the stolen property by using the Find My iPhone application connected to his AirPods.

But although the 34-year-old German managed to track down his earphones, the bag, and other items inside have not been found.

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On Monday (24 May), an Aston Martin spokesperson said: "A bag belonging to Sebastian Vettel was stolen in Barcelona this morning.

"He tried to find it by using his iPhone to track his earphones in his bag, but when he located his earphones, he found them abandoned and could not locate his stolen bag."

Vettel, who finished 11th in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, reported the robbery to the police.

Vettel is the second F1 driver to be robbed in as many months after Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was stripped of his Richard Mille watch, worth £250 000, in Milan earlier in April.

Thieves also snatched a Richard Mille watch off British driver Lando Norris following last northern summer's Euro 2020 final at Wembley.


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