Carlos Sainz appears to be fleet of foot in addition to being one of the world’s fastest drivers.
After finishing third in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza, the F1 Ferrari driver reportedly chased down thieves who stole his six-figure watch on the streets of Milan.
Italian publication la Repubblica reports that three thieves approached Sainz on the street outside Milan’s Armani Hotel. Per the report, they forcibly removed his Richard Mille timepiece then took off running down the street. His bodyguard gave chase with Sainz not far behind, per the report.
People on the street joined in on the chase before the thieves were ultimately cornered in the upscale shopping district Montenapoleone.
Sainz was then filmed catching his breath as police handcuffed a suspect.
The Spaniard then took to X to discuss the incident.
“As many of you already know, yesterday we experienced an unfortunate incident in Milano. The most important thing is that we are all OK and this will only remain as an unpleasant anecdote,” Sainz wrote.
Carlos out of breathe from chasing his own thieves everyone patting him on the back telling him good job😭😭😂
— Leema⁵⁵ (@Halyma221) September 4, 2023