After a disappointment-filled Spanish GP in which he couldn’t even make it out of Q1 in a heavily revised Aston Martin car, the German has yet another reason to be frustrated. Sebastian Vettel had his personal bag stolen from him through a car window which he left open, according to El Periodico.
Vettel still kept calm, and cleverly tracked his headphones by using GPS tracking technology on his Apple device. He did track it, and went in his scooter to the place it was supposed to be – but he only found the headphones, as the bag and his documents were still gone.
This is thought to have been a tactical move from the thieves, to put Vettel off.
Sebastian Vettel on track in FP2 for the Spanish GP - Image by Hasan Bratic - MotorLAT
An Aston Martin spokesperson has confirmed that this was the case, according to Motorsport.com:
“A bag belonging to Sebastian Vettel was stolen in Barcelona this morning.
“He tried to find it by using his iPhone to track his earphones which were in his bag; but when he located his earphones he found them abandoned and was therefore unable to locate his stolen bag.”
The local authorities launched an investigation into this incident.