Silverstone (United Kingdom) (AFP)
British Formula 1 star Lando Norris admitted on Thursday that he was having trouble sleeping and was “not in perfect shape” after being assaulted in the Euro 2020 final.
The 21-year-old McLaren driver had his £ 40,000 ($ 55,000) watch stolen as he left Wembley after Italy’s spectacular penalty shootout victory over England at Wembley on Sunday.
“I’m not in perfect shape, I’m not going to lie,” Norris told Sky Sports on the sidelines of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Thursday.
“A little work to do, mentally. Of course, I talk about it a lot and mental health, and mental toughness is very important. I didn’t sleep very well, and so on.
“Not ideal and I’m in pain. But I’m not the guy in the worst position after Wembley. I’m going to work on it, I’m going to make sure I’m in the best shape I can and I feel like I can always go out and focus on what I need to do and that’s the main thing. “
Norris is fourth at the world championship ahead of Sunday’s race and is the only driver to have scored points in every race this season.
“I guess it’s just bad luck. I don’t really want to go into details, but I’m grateful to be here, ”he added of Sunday’s incident.
“It’s not the best experience for anyone and it’s not just happened to me, it has happened to other people.
“It’s something I don’t wish on anyone and of course if someone else is going through it, I can empathize with him and know how he feels.
“It’s hard, it’s been a few difficult days to get over it. “
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