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“He will for sure have trust issues moving forward”- Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc has his €300k watch stolen while signing autographs for fans in Italy

Somin Bhattacharjee
|Wed Apr 20 2022


While taking time to sign autographs and click pictures with his fans, Charles Leclerc became the victim of robbery in Italy yesterday.

Leclerc has always been a man who finds time for his fans. Many admirers wait for the Monegasque outside tracks, hotels or places he’s visiting, so that they can meet him or get an autograph of his.

However, during a similar interaction in the town of Versilia yesterday, some people crossed a line. Leclerc’s €300k watch got stolen, after a group of fans asked him to come for a photo.

When the 24-year old left his vehicle, the robbers stole the watch, which he was wearing. It’s unclear as to who did this, but the Ferrari driver has lodged a complaint to the police.

The first person to talk about this publicly was Leclerc’s trainer Andrea Ferrari, who lives in Viareggio. Ferrari and other locals have been complaining about the condition of street-lights in that area for a long time. After Leclerc got robbed last evening, he took to Instagram to vent his frustration.

“Last night we were robbed in Via Salvatori,” the Instagram story read. “Are you going to fix the lighting now? I’m asking for a friend.”

Leclerc is one of the most beloved figures in F1 today. The Monegasque driver has millions of admirers, and he’s always been respectful towards them. Ever since making his debut back in 2018, he always finds time to interact and spend time with fans.

Also read: Ferrari’s star Charles Leclerc could potentially break two Formula One records if he wins at the Imola Grand Prix

F1 twitter reacts to Charles Leclerc getting robbed

When news of his watch getting stolen broke out, some fans were left in utter disbelief. Others felt that this would leave a scar for Leclerc, who will think twice before stopping for fans again.

 

Leclerc and Ferrari will head to home turf in Imola for the upcoming weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. With three races completed so far this season, Leclerc is the runaway leader at the top with 72 points to his name.

Also read: Ralf Schumacher believes Ferrari has already chosen its leader in Charles Leclerc as it did in Michael Schumacher

 


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