F1 boss attacked in London on Wednesday, but is already said to be back at work

Bernie Ecclestone was attacked by a gang of robbers in London on Wednesday night.

The Formula One boss was leaving his business headquarters in Knightsbridge with his Brazilian girlfriend Fabiana Flosi, when he was set upon by a group of thieves.

Ecclestone was beaten to the ground in the attack and reports claim thieves made off with around £200,000 worth of jewellery. The gang had fled before police arrived at the scene.

Police said the 80-year-old was taken to hospital for treatment to a minor head injury, while Flosi was described as being shaken by the incident.

However, in an act of defiance to the thieves, Ecclestone is said to have returned to work the very next morning.

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26 November 2010

whatever your opinion of Bernie and his methods, at the end of the day for 4 guys to pick on an 80 year old is pretty callous.

"£200,000 worth of jewellery...." and here I was wondering what the attraction was between 30 yr old Ms Flosi and 80 yr old Mr Ecclestone.

26 November 2010

I agree on all counts... i'm sure he was targeted as he's a well known figure, but attacking an 80 year old is plain awful. I also wondered what the appeal was between 30 year old Ms Fioso and multi billionaire 80 yr old Mr Ecclestone.

26 November 2010

[quote uk_supercar_fan]at the end of the day for 4 guys to pick on an 80 year old is pretty callous.[/quote]Yeah, especially after he got cleaned out by his 30 year-old Brazilian girlfriend. Brutal.

26 November 2010

[quote srbmckenzie] but attacking an 80 year old is plain awful. [/quote]

Well,they are criminals, it's what they do!

26 November 2010

Ghastly experience whoever you are, I sympathise having been mugged at knife point outside my own home some years ago. One does wonder at the advisability of being in possession of £200,00 of valuables on one's person in the street. Makes you wonder what sort of cowards are prepared to set upon an 80 y.o. - they need to be heavily punished but probably won't even be caught. I doubt if these sort of incidents would happen were there more foot patrols by police on our streets - doesn't bode well for the future with some police forces claiming the need to cut 25% of their officers due to budget cuts. I wish Bernie a speedy recovery.


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26 November 2010

[quote ordinary bloke]I wish Bernie a speedy recovery[/quote]

Ditto.

I suspect Bernie has enough connections to find out who did this and make them pay for it on one way or another...

26 November 2010

Flavio Briatore, Ron Dennis, Luca De Montezemolo, and Patrick Head all deny any involvement......

26 November 2010

[quote uk_supercar_fan]I suspect Bernie has enough connections to find out who did this and make them pay for it on one way or another...[/quote]

Yes...he'll track them down and send round Max Mosely and the Girls to mete out a punishment.

Trouble is, if the cowardly scum are ever apprehended, the punishment will hardly be a future deterent. Hopefully the jewellery will be distinctive (and traceable) enough to be effectively worthless to them.

26 November 2010

[quote uk_supercar_fan]I suspect Bernie has enough connections to find out who did this [/quote]

I believe it was a Brazilian hat seller...

But seriously, pathetic behaviour. Best wishes to him.

26 November 2010

[quote uk_supercar_fan]

Ditto.

I suspect Bernie has enough connections to find out who did this and make them pay for it on one way or another

[/quote]

I'm assuming that was a joke? I doubt Bernie has connections into West London muggers.

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