Vettel yet to confirm he is a father

Sebastian Vettel with Hanna Prater

Sebastian Vettel with Hanna Prater

Quadruple F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel is still refusing to comment on or even confirm his new status as a father.

Having confirmed his partner Hanna’s pregnancy at the eleventh hour late last year, the reigning world champion reportedly kicked off 2014 by welcoming their first child, a daughter, into the world.

It is believed the baby was born in Switzerland, but even her name is not publicly known.

Told during an interview with Germany’s Welt am Sonntag that he obviously does not like to talk about his new family, Vettel insisted: “And even now I will not.

“Private is private.”

When the 26-year-old named his 2014 Red Bull car ‘Suzie’ in Melbourne on Tuesday, many thought it might be a hint as to his daughter’s name.

But Bild newspaper said: “Not so.”

Given Vettel’s notoriously guarded nature, it is little surprise that the sports marketing research firm Repucom this week found that fiery Fernando Alonso, flamboyant Lewis Hamilton and even likeable Felipe Massa are all more commercially marketable than the highly-successful Vettel. (GMM)

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  • Michel Weij

    “….but even its name ….” Surely GP24/7 knows it’s a girl?

  • =El Presidente=

    Good. I’m not interested in what he, or any driver does off the track.

    Good for him, he will grant his daughter a normal childhood. amen to that.

  • Tamburello1994

    Kids should be off limits. No exceptions.

    I could be wrong, but I don’t think Sebastian gives a rats arse about his marketability either.

  • hahaha

    Hmmm, is he really the father? Maybe Mark did a multi 21 with Hanna after Malaysia :D. No kidding there is about 9 months between that race and the birth.