The Aston Martin driver was robbed in Barcelona in the aftermath of the Spanish F1 GP. Once he noticed the disappearance of documents and iPhone headphones, he would have tried unsuccessfully to recover the stolen objects by chasing the criminals on a scooter
23 May 2022 | 18:47 – 18:47
It certainly cannot be said that Sebastian Vettel has recently had a good relationship with luck. In F1, the four-time world champion is struggling with the Aston Martin car still unripe and far from the top positions. As if the problems on the track were not enough, the German also had to deal with a theft that took place in Barcelona, in the aftermath of the Spanish GP won by Max Verstappen. And his attempt to recover what was lost was of little use by chasing the criminals with his electric scooter.
The crime took place today, Monday 23 May, the day after the race, according to the Spanish newspaper El Periodico. According to the reconstruction of the investigators, Vettel made a mistake by leaving open one of the windows of his car parked outside the hotel. That would have been enough for the thieves to take the backpack on board containing documents and the AirPods. And it was the headphones that gave Sebastian the chance to try to track down the criminals. In fact, with the help of his iPhone, he was able to monitor their position using the GPS, chasing them with the electric scooter.
Vettel’s chase ended in Barcelona’s El Raval neighborhood. The four-time world champion only found part of the loot stolen by the robbers. No backpack and documents; Sebastian had to settle for headphones that the thieves probably got rid of when they realized the geolocation function. Abandoning them would have taken time and diverted Vettel and the police from their tracks. The Aston Martin driver denounced the incident, hoping to be able to leave peacefully for Monte Carlo, the next GP of the 2022 season.
May 23, 2022 – 18:47
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