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.