HIS age may be a cause for concern amid the coronavirus pandemic.
But that hasn’t stopped Bernie Ecclestone, 89, enjoying a stroll with his pregnant wife.
The Formula One tycoon stepped out hand-in-hand with Fabiana Flosi, 44, as he prepares to become a father to his first son and fourth child in July.
Expecting: Bernie Ecclestone stepped out hand-in-hand with his pregnant wife Fabiana Flosi, 44, on Tuesday as he prepares to become a father to his first son and fourth child in July
The couple, who are spending lockdown at their home in Switzerland, visited Hotel Olden in the ski resort of Gstaad.
Mr Ecclestone, who also has five grandchildren, dressed casually in jeans and a jacket while Miss Flosi showed off her bump in an embroidered cardigan. They were both wearing face masks.
He announced the pregnancy last month and joked that now he’s no longer busy with the world of motorsport, he’s had ‘plenty of time to practise’ and he wasn’t ‘sure what all the fuss is about’.
‘I haven’t had a job for a little while so I have had plenty of time to practise,’ he told the Daily Mail.
Pregnant: Miss Flosi showed off her bump in an embroidered cardigan as they strolled near their home in Switzerland, in the ski resort of Gstaad
‘I’m very happy for my wife. She’s been looking forward to this happening for quite a few years, so I’m happy she’ll have someone after I’m gone. It’s fun, I’ve got grandchildren and I’m looking forward to having another baby.’
When asked about his fears of Fabiana being pregnant in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, Bernie told MailOnline in April: ‘You hope it’s not going to happen but these things do happen so you just have to cope, what else can you do?
‘You have to hope that the people who are looking after everything have not caught anything themselves.
Matching: Mr Ecclestone, who also has five grandchildren, dressed casually in jeans and a jacket, coordinating with his denim-clad wife
‘I’m not too sure we’re ever going to get rid of this bloody nonsense, anymore than the flu that happens every year
‘It’s just that at the moment this is a little bit more dangerous than what we’ve been used to but when it settles down I think the world will have changed an awful lot.
Mr Ecclestone and his wife spent the beginning of lockdown at his farm near Sao Paul, Brazil, but have since travelled to Switzerland.
Mr Ecclestone, who will celebrate his 90th birthday in October, is already a father to three daughters from his previous marriages.
Pictured: Mr Ecclestone with his second wife Slavica (left) and daughters Petra and Tamara (right)
Deborah, 65, was born to his first wife Ivy Bamford and his socialite daughters Tamara, 35, and Petra, 31, were born to his second wife Slavica Radic.
Petra announced last month that she had given birth to her first child with fiance Sam Palmer, 37.
She is already mother to daughter Lavinia, seven, and five-year-old twin sons James and Andrew with ex-husband James Stunt, whom she divorced in 2017.
Tamara – who is married to art mogul Jay Rutland, 38, with whom she has a six-year-old daughter called Sophia – said she was ‘absolutely thrilled’ for her father.
The new addition, who will be born not long before Mr Ecclestone’s 90th birthday in October, will be his fourth child after his three daughters