A stolen bag, and the epic begins. Sebastian Vettel set off in Barcelona on Monday in pursuit of the criminals, guided by the GPS of his headphones in the bag. The 34-year-old German driver, who took part in the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix in Montmelo, near Gaudí’s town on Sunday, was getting out of his car when his property was stolen, a doorman said on Tuesday. -say of the Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan regional police.
Vettel then “pursued” the criminals by activating the geolocation option of his headphones which were in the stolen backpack and notified the police. According to the Barcelona daily El Periodico, the quadruple world champion asked a woman who was passing by to lend him her electric scooter, using which he set off after them. The police did not confirm this information.
The headphones found, not the bag
The pilot followed their trail until he managed to get his hands on his headphones that the thieves had abandoned, said the police spokesman. However, they kept the bag. A spokesperson for Aston Martin, Vettel’s team, said Vettel “tried to find the bag using his iPhone to locate the headphones that were inside”. “But when he managed to locate the earphones, they had been abandoned and he was therefore unable to locate the stolen bag,” the spokesperson added.
Citing police sources, El Periodico says the thieves would have suspected, rightly, that the headphones could be equipped with GPS and got rid of them for this reason.