Former Formula 1 boss to become a father for the fourth time with wife Fabiana Flosi 

Former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is reportedly set to become a father for the fourth time at the age of 89 with his wife Fabiana Flosi.

The billionaire businessman, who is currently at his farm near Sao Paul, Brazil amid the coronavirus crisis, is said to be gearing up to welcome his first son in July.

Mr Ecclestone, a grandfather-of-five, confirmed he and his 44-year-old wife are expecting a child to German television channel Sport1 today, Blick reported.

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. 

Former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is set to become a father for the fourth time at the age of 89 with his wife Fabiana Flosi (pictured together)

Former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is set to become a father for the fourth time at the age of 89 with his wife Fabiana Flosi (pictured together)

Former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is set to become a father for the fourth time at the age of 89 with his wife Fabiana Flosi (pictured together)

His eldest, Deborah, 65, was born to his first wife Ivy Bamford before he welcomed socialites Tamara, 35, and Petra, 31, with his second wife Slavica Radic.   

‘Yes, it is due in the summer,’ Mr Ecclestone told Blick. ‘Hopefully he’ll learn to play backgammon soon!’ 

The former Formula 1 boss married marketing director Ms Flosi in 2012 – three years after he divorced Croatian model Ms Radic.

The expectant parents met through the World Motor Sport Council, where she regularly attended meetings. 

The billionaire businessman, who is currently at his farm near Sao Paul, Brazil amid the coronavirus crisis, will welcome his first son in July

The billionaire businessman, who is currently at his farm near Sao Paul, Brazil amid the coronavirus crisis, will welcome his first son in July

The billionaire businessman, who is currently at his farm near Sao Paul, Brazil amid the coronavirus crisis, will welcome his first son in July 

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

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

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

They knew each other professionally for a few years before a mutual friend invited Ms Flosi on a cruise around Croatia with Mr Ecclestone and others in 2009. 

‘Like all parents, we have only one wish: the child must be born healthy,’ she said. ‘Hopefully he will never express the intention to do something with Formula 1.’ 

Mr Eccleston added: ‘After my Formula 1 time, we’ve had plenty of time to practice!’ 

He went on to speak about the current coronavirus pandemic, and said he ‘just wants everything to be good with Fabiana’ should the isolation go on longer.    

‘Fortunately the farm never runs out of work,’ he added. ‘Fabiana also looks after her own coffee plantation.’

Pictured: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with Bernie Ecclestone and guests as he attend the London's Air Ambulance Charity gala at Rosewood London in 2019

Pictured: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with Bernie Ecclestone and guests as he attend the London's Air Ambulance Charity gala at Rosewood London in 2019

Pictured: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with Bernie Ecclestone and guests as he attend the London’s Air Ambulance Charity gala at Rosewood London in 2019

Mr Ecclestone - dubbed 'F1 Supremo' - is a former chief executive of the Formula 1 Group, which manages Formula 1 and part-owns Delta Topco

Mr Ecclestone - dubbed 'F1 Supremo' - is a former chief executive of the Formula 1 Group, which manages Formula 1 and part-owns Delta Topco

Mr Ecclestone – dubbed ‘F1 Supremo’ – is a former chief executive of the Formula 1 Group, which manages Formula 1 and part-owns Delta Topco

Mr Ecclestone – dubbed ‘F1 Supremo’ – is a former chief executive of the Formula 1 Group, which manages Formula 1 and part-owns Delta Topco.

He entered two Grand Prix races as a driver himself in 1958, but ultimately failed to qualify for either of them.

The former F1 boss later became the manager of drivers Stuart Lewis-Evans and Jochen Rindt before he purchased the Brabham team in 1972, which he went on to lead for 15 years. 

A representative for Mr Eccleston has been contacted for comment. 

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