Bianchi mugged and robbed while out for midnight smoke 7 March, 2014 Jules Bianchi Marussia Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi has been attacked and mugged near the famous Champs-Elysees in Paris. Le Parisien reports that while Bianchi, in Paris for a television appearance, stood outside the luxury Pershing hotel smoking a cigarette before midnight, three assailants attacked him. Bianchi, 24, was reportedly knocked to the ground and held down while his watch was removed. The newspaper said the watch stolen was a model by Richard Mille, the luxury Swiss brand, worth €70,000. Bianchi filed a report with the police. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Reports on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.