Formula 1 legend Fittipaldi robbed in Italy

Formula 1 legend Fittipaldi robbed in Italy

Legendary Formula 1 driver Emerson Fittipaldi had items stolen from his Italian home on July 13 resulting to a 250,000 euros loss.

Some of the valuables taken from the two-time F1 champion’s house near Lake Garda, Brescia, include clothing, Rolex watches and golden jewelry.

Luckily, Fittipaldi and his family weren’t home when the break-in happened and they didn’t learn about the crime until they got home later that day. According to local media, the theft was worth 250,000 Euros, or $280,000.

Emerson Fittipaldi, an iconic figure in the racing world, won the F1 world championships in 1972 and 1974 and his nephews are still participating in the sport today.

At the age of 25, Emerson Fittipaldi became the first Brazilian to ever win the sport’s top honor while winning 14 races and accumulating 35 podium finishes. He also became the youngest world champion in history back then. Up until Fernando Alonso who at just 24 years old, won with Renault in 2005, Fittipaldi held the record of becoming the youngest F1 winner ever.

Before retiring from racing in 1996, Emerson went on to win the Indianapolis 500 twice, in 1989 and 1993, but he was unable to complete the “Triple Crown” apart from a brief appearance in the WEC in 2014.

Enzo Fittipaldi currently ranks seventh in Formula 2 while his older brother Pietro Fittipaldi is a reserve driver for Red Bull and made his open-wheel racing debut in the top division in 2020.

Pietro replaced Romain Grosjean after the Frenchman’s dramatic crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix in 2020. He has since gone on to pursue a career in endurance racing in both Europe and the US. He is still the backup and test driver for Haas F1 team.

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