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Cristiano Ronaldo's driver queues for 7 hours for petrol for football star's £220,000 Bentley
30/09/2021 10:27:14

Cristiano Ronaldo's driver has been spotted waiting almost seven hours to fill the football star's £220,000 Bentley with petrol at a forecourt in Cheshire.

The Bentley Flying Spur, bought recently by the Portugal ace, was seen pulling into a Shell garage in Wilmslow at around 2.20pm on Wednesday.

The Manchester United star, 36, also ordered a member of his security team to fill up his Range Rover - with both employees seen arriving together.

But after waiting six hours and 40 minutes, the two men realised a refuelling tanker wasn't arriving anytime soon and drove away empty handed at around 9pm.

Ronaldo - who is staying in a nearby seven-bedroom mansion - was nowhere to be seen at the filling station.

His employees were spotted sipping on Starbucks coffees, bought from inside the garage's Spar, as they passed the time in typically rainy weather.

A source told the Sun: 'Even with all Ronaldo's money, he's in the same boat as the rest of us.

'His security waited for hours obviously hoping a tanker would eventually arrive but they were forced to drive off.

'The two men looked so fed up waiting in the rain. Ronaldo might be housebound like everyone else if this keeps up.'

Both drivers would have been forbidden from purchasing more than £30 worth of fuel after Shell brought in a cap to help tackle panic-buying.

Father-of-four Ronaldo has been driving the Bentley to Man United's training ground for the past week.

He returned to Old Trafford from Juventus less than a month ago.

The striker's £17million car collection includes Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens, two Rolls-Royces, a Porsche 911 Turbo S, a Koenigsegg CCX, a Bentley Continental, a Range Rover and several Audis and Mercedes.

The fleet comprises of a £1.4million Ferrari Monza, a £1.7million Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport and a £2.15million Bugatti Chiron.

His most expensive motor is the Bugatti Centodieci, which set him back a cool £8.5million.

Britain's petrol stations have been plagued by panic-buying over the past week after oil giants revealed a lack of HGV drivers meant they would be forced to restrict deliveries and close some forecourts.

The crisis reached fever-pitch over the past few days with brawls erupting at some petrol stations as hours-long queues filled with irate drivers were seen across the country.

However Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said Wednesday that the situation appeared to be 'stabilising' with most people 'behaving quite responsibly'.

As well as deploying troops to help deliver fuel supplies, he said the Government was sending out vehicles from its reserve tanker fleet, driven by civilian drivers, to provide 'additional logistical capacity' to the industry.

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