Vettel yet to officially confirm he is now a father

Sebastian Vettel with Hanna Prater

Sebastian Vettel with Hanna Prater

F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel is yet to confirm reports that he is now a father.

We reported earlier this week that the reigning quadruple World Champion’s partner Hanna gave birth to a baby girl last Sunday.

News of their impending parenthood broke only last December, when Hanna Prater – rarely seen in the Formula 1 paddock – was reportedly eight months pregnant.

The birth of their child in a Swiss hospital caused a stir among his fans, but the famously-private Vettel has neither a Facebook page nor a Twitter profile, and thus has not confirmed the news via social media.

Now Bild newspaper reports that the 26-year-old’s management declined to confirm or deny the reports about Vettel’s fatherhood.

What is clearer is that the Red Bull driver will have a new physical trainer in 2014, after working with Finn Heikki Huovinen in 2012 and 2013.

Before that, Vettel’s well-known trainer was Tommi Parmakoski, another Finn.

Sport Bild reports that Vettel’s new trainer is yet another Finn, Antti Kontsas, who formerly worked with Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne, and Red Bull reserve Sebastien Buemi.

All three Finns – Parmakoski, Huovinen and Kontsas – have links to the former McLaren doctor Aki Hintsa, who is close to Vettel. (GMM)

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  • F1R

    Shouldn’t this read “Vettel yet to officially confirm he IS the father” ?

    Just kidding, hehe :) But who cares whether he is or not. Loads of people become fathers every day.

  • stoner



    So is rosberg, from what I understand. Backgammon, , too.

  • the fan

    and why does he need to confirm? he doesnt owe anyone any explanation.