Ferrari racing driver Charles Leclerc had his watch stolen while interacting with fans ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

It is reported that Charles Leclerc was with friends and his trainer Andrea Ferrari in the Tuscan city of Viareggio for Easter celebrations. He was recognised by fans, and they swarmed around him for photographs. In the crowd, one of the fans got a hold of Leclerc’s Richard Mille RM 67-02 and swiped it. He managed to escape without any trace due to poor lighting in that area. The watch is valued at $320,000.

Investigation is underway for Leclerc’s case.

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“It’s been months since Via Salvatori has been completely in the dark,” stated Andrea Ferrari on Instagram. “We’ve been reporting this for months. Well, last night in via Salvatori they robbed us. Do you plan to fix the street lamps sooner or later? I ask for a friend.”

This is not the first time an F1 driver lost his Richard Mille watch. Back in 2020, Lando Norris was robbed of his custom Richard Mille RM 67-02 at Wembley, where he was present for Euro 2020 final.

A 24-year-old man was arrested by the local police in connection to that case.

Investigation is underway for Leclerc’s case.

All eyes will be on the Monegasque driver ahead of the much-awaited Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. He is ahead by 71 points after winning two races already this season.