F1 legend Emerson Fittipaldi's Italian villa ransacked as thieves rob £200,000 worth of Rolex watches and jewellery | The Sun

A LUXURIOUS villa belonging to Formula 1 star Emerson Fittipaldi was ransacked by thieves who stole Rolex watches worth £200,000.

Brazilian-born Fittipaldi, 76, has been living in the villa in Italy's exclusive Lake Garda but was not at home when his home was raided.

The thieves who broke into the property in the province of Brescia on July 13, reportedly targeted loot worth £217,000, including the racing legend's collection of Rolex watches, gold jewellery and clothes.

The Italian Carabinieri are investigating the robbery. No arrests had been made so far.

The F1 legend won both the Formula One World Championship and the Indianapolis 500 twice in the 1970s.

Born in Brazil, Fittipaldi raced in the Italian Grand Prix and ran for the Italian Senate in 2022 as a member of the Brothers of Italy party.

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He made his race debut in Formula 1 for Team Lotus as a third driver at the 1970 British Grand Prix.

He won World Drivers' Championship in 1972 at the age of 25.

He was the youngest ever F1 world champion at the time and held the record for 33 years.

In 1974 he won the title again with McLaren and continued his success before he retired from Indy Car racing in 1996.

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In 2008, he became one of the three people in history to have a Corvette production car named in his honour.

His two grandsons, the Brazilian-Americans Enzo Fittipaldi, 21, and Pietro Fittipaldi, 27, are both racing drivers.

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