It is finally some good news and perfect divert attention news amid the global pandemic of Coronavirus that has brought whole World to a grounding halt.
To the surprise of many former boss of Formula 1 racing Bernie Ecclestone aged 89, is set to become a father for the fourth time.
Ecclestone, who is currently in his Brazilian farm north of Sao Paulo as he and his wife Fabiana Flosi self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic, will turn 90 in October – shortly after the baby boy’s July due date.
It will be Ecclestone’s first son.
“Yes, it is due in the summer,” Ecclestone – who has five grandchildren and a great grandchild – told Swiss newspaper Blick on Thursday after German media broke the news.
“Hopefully he’ll learn to play backgammon soon!”
The baby boy will be Ecclestone’s fourth child, having had a daughter Deborah (65) with first wife Ivy Bamford, as well as reality television star pair Tamara (35) and Petra (31) with second wife Slavica Radic.
Eccelstone and Brazilian marketing director Fabiana, 44, married in 2012 at his ski chalet in Switzerland.
“Like all parents we have only one wish: the child must be born healthy,” she told Blick. “Hopefully he will never express any interest in doing something in Formula 1!” Ecclestone, who met his wife through the World Motor Sport Council in 2009, added.
Ecclestone is only a few years off the record for being the world’s oldest father, which is reportedly held by the former Indian wrestler and farmer Ramjit Raghav, who fathered a child at the grand old age of 96 in 2012.,