British F1 Star Lando Norris Left ‘Shaken’ After Watch Stolen At Euro 2020 Final

Formula One driver Lando Norris was involved in an unfortunate incident after attending the Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium, where his wristwatch was stolen. According to a statement made by his McLaren team, the 21-year-old F1 star was luckily unhurt, but understandably left ‘shaken’ by the episode. The police has now started investigating the entire incident.

The Incident

Supporters trample on barricades outside Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday, July 11, 2021, during the Euro 2020 soccer championship final match between England and Italy. (AP Photo/David Cliff) ORG XMIT: VLM175

The Euro 2020 final between Italy and England was already a bit spoiled by some troubling scenes made by the audience crowd. A number of ticketless supporters breached the security cordon around the Wembley Stadium and forced their entry to the venue. Wembley Stadium has a capacity of 90,000 and was permitted to be full only around two-thirds for the game, due to the current pandemic situation. To gain entry access, the supporters were required to show evidence of either full vaccination or a negative test. According to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the disrupting difficulty created by a small number of people, is very shameful, especially when the authority is trying their best to adopt fitting measures for slowing down the virus spreading.

The McLaren Statement

Lando Norris’s McLaren team issued the statement after the British F1 driver posted an Instagram selfie after the final match. The statement also says that the team is fully supporting the Sportster after the incident and also request the racing fans to wish him luck for the upcoming British Grand Prix.

The Investigation

On the day of the Euro final, a total of 53 people were arrested from the venue for the incident, by the Metropolitan Police. According to an official statement made by the deputy assistant commissioner Laurence Taylor, those 53 people were part of the 86 arrests made by the Met Police throughout London, for a number of offenses related to the Euro final, including assaults, drunk and disorderly conducts, public order breaches and criminal damages.

2016 Audi RS7 Vs. 2021 Audi RS7: Is Buying New Worth It?

2016 Audi RS7Many people have heard the cliche that the value of a car drops about 20 percent the moment it rolls off the gate of the dealership. Even though the actual figure may vary, the jest of it is true. Rationally speaking, a new vehicle may be a bad investment, but we don’t necessarily think rationally when it comes to cars, not by a long shot. The smart thing is buying a used car – not old, just used. Audi RS7, for example, changed generations only two years later. Just like the original Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, the design of the A7 model has aged rather well.

When talking about performance, car enthusiasts can be easily surprised to know the old model surpasses the 2021 RS7, yet this is an exception, rather than a rule. Also, the model from 2017, in the comparison, has the Performance Package installed. This lifts its power from 552hp to 596 hp. It’s five ponies more than the new RS7 Sportsback.

Extra Safety Features & Comfort

Audi RS7 Interior As a result, the older and much more affordable Audi is quicker to 60mph. However, because the RS7 model is more of a GT in spirit than an actual performance vehicle, many people might choose to ignore this and generally focus on the extra safety features and comfort. Still, if you have a brand new RS7, you wouldn’t want this piece of information popping up during a conversation with a friend over a beer.

If you have the money and you can easily buy the 2021 model, go for it, even if the Performance Version isn’t available yet. What you lose in acceleration, you can make up for by benefiting from other important key aspects of the car: refinement, safety, soundproofing, tech, and so much more.

Audi RS7 2021Audi RS7 2016 & Porsche Cayman for the Same Price

If you are willing to spend over a hundred thousand dollars on a vehicle, the possibilities are endless. However, if you are even considering the model, this means you like it and want something new. In this case, you should buy it. The other choice you have is to buy a 2016 RS7 and have enough money to buy a Porsche Cayman of almost the same age.