Norris “not in perfect condition” after Euro 2020 incident

Lando Norris in Silverstone, 2019. Credits: McLaren on Twitter.

Lando Norris was the victim of a mug after the Euro 2020 final between Italy and England. The Briton said that after what happened he does not feel “in perfect conditions.”

Right after the end of the game, Norris was about to enter his McLaren, when some thieves attacked him. McLaren confirmed that the driver was ok, he was uninjured, but he was shaken after the incident. 

Ahead of his home Grand Prix, Norris did not hide his feeling after the bad experience less than a week ago.

“I’ve been better, I can say that,” said Norris. “I’m not in perfect condition, I’m not going to lie, some work to do mentally. Of course, I talk about that a lot, mental health. Mental strength is very important. I’ve not been sleeping that great and so on. So it’s not ideal, and I’m feeling a bit sore.

“I’ll work on it,” Norris added. “I’ll make sure I’m feeling better and I’m in the best shape possible. I feel like I can still go out and focus on the job I need to do, so that’s the main thing.”

Norris also said that he cannot wait to get back in the car and drive around Silverstone with all the fans. He admitted that getting started with the weekend will help him to forget what happened to him and move on.

“I think one of the best things has been being able to come to Silverstone and get my mind off it and focus on a different job,” said Norris. “I’m sure I’ll be alright tomorrow.

“Already [the fans] have been pretty awesome,” added Norris. “I did some laps earlier in a car and the grandstands were already full, like on the start-finish straight, chanting and so on, so it was nice to get that feeling back – we’ve missed that for such a long time.”

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