With Red Bull enjoying total domination on the previous seasons of Formula 1, the four consecutive world titles bagged by Sebastian Vettel meant that their trophy cabinet serves as a testament of how capable they were. Although the trophies meant very little to anyone except them, a group of six men forced their way into the Red Bull Racing’s Milton Keynes factory and stole 60 trophies.
“Beyond the aggressive nature of this break-in, we are perplexed why anyone would take these trophies. The value to the team is of course extraordinarily high due to the sheer hard work and effort that went into winning each and every one,” said RBR team manager Christian Horner. He also added that “the intrinsic value is low; they would be of little benefit to those outside the team and, in addition to that, many of the trophies on display were replicas.”
The Thames Valley Police stated that two cars were involved in this heist; one is a silver 4×4 and a black or blue Mercedes estate, both believed to bear foreign plates. Luckily though, all the night staffs that were on duty during the incident were not physically harmed in any way.