Bernie Ecclestone is treating slight injuries after he and his girlfriend Fabiana Flosi were attacked by robbers near his London home.
According to The Sun F1 chief executive was taken to the hospital with a head injury after the four attackers punched and kicked him as they stole watches and jewellery at 10.30pm on Wednesday.
Photographs of the Bernie Ecclestone returning to work on Thursday morning showed a red mark on his right hand.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police were called at about 10.30pm on Wednesday November 24 to reports of a man and a woman robbed on Princes Gate. The man was taken to a west London hospital for treatment to a minor head injury and was subsequently discharged.”“There were no reports of any other injuries. Officers from Westminster robbery squad are investigating. There have been no arrests and inquiries continue. The items stolen are believed to be a quantity of jewellery,” the report concluded.
A senior police source said: "There can be little doubt this was a targeted robbery because of who Mr Ecclestone is." "The muggers were callous and showed little regard for the victims. They need to be caught."
Ironically, earlier this month in Brazil, Ecclestone brushed aside an attempted armed robbery or kidnapping involving F1's world champion of 2009 Jenson Button.
"They look for victims, they look for anyone who looks like a soft touch and not too bright," said he in Sao Paulo. "People who look a bit soft and simple, they will always have a go at."