Bernie Ecclestone, 89, and his baby Ace: Billionaire ex-Formula 1 boss holds his newborn with his 44-year-old third wife Fabiana Flosi
- Bernie Ecclestone and Fabiana Flosi showed off their newborn for the first time
- Miss Flosi, 44, gave birth to 7lb 1oz Alexander Charles Ecclestone on Wednesday
- Mr Ecclestone, 89, and his wife are spending lockdown near Bern, Switzerland
- The former Formula 1 boss told the Daily Mail two-day-old Ace is ‘in great form’
He is only just setting out on the road of life. But baby Ace, the son of 89-year-old Bernie Ecclestone, is clearly in safe hands.
The billionaire former Formula 1 boss and wife Fabiana Flosi, 44, on Friday told of their joy as they proudly showed off their newborn for the first time.
‘It’s only his second day in the world so he’s not doing very much at the moment but he’s in great form,’ Mr Ecclestone told the Daily Mail.
Bernie Ecclestone, 89, and his wife Fabiana Flosi, 44, proudly showed off two-day-old baby Ace for the first time on Friday
Alexander Charles Ecclestone, or Ace for short, was born on Wednesday near Bern, Switzerland, where they are spending lockdown at their home
Miss Flosi gave birth to 7lb 1oz Alexander Charles Ecclestone – or Ace for short – on Wednesday near Bern, Switzerland, where they are spending lockdown at their home.
She said on Friday: ‘I’m very happy, it could not have gone better. We are thrilled as a family.’
Mr Ecclestone is already used to having a baby around as he has three daughters from his previous marriages, and five grandchildren.
His eldest, Deborah, 65, was born to first wife Ivy Bamford. He has two other daughters, socialites Tamara, 35, and Petra, 31, with his second wife Slavica Radic.
This time round, though, Mr Ecclestone, who will celebrate his 90th birthday in October, hopes it may be an easier experience.
He said: ‘It’s all very good, I am very happy. It’s different now, I’m more relaxed and my work is not so pressured so I can spend more time with him.’
Mr Ecclestone, who will celebrate his 90th birthday in October, hopes parenthood this time round may be an easier experience, as he says he ‘doubts’ he will be changing nappies
Miss Flosi wore an Ace of Hearts necklace as she cradled baby Ace, who was born at 7lb 1oz after an ‘easy’ 25 minute birth
He added: ‘I just hope I live long enough to see as much of our baby as I can.’
Asked if he would be changing nappies, Mr Ecclestone said: ‘I doubt it. I will do what is asked.’
He married marketing director Miss Flosi in 2012, three years after he divorced Croatian model Miss Radic.
She told earlier this week how Ace’s birth had been ‘easy’, saying: ‘The birth was over after 25 minutes. Thank God!’
When Mr Ecclestone confirmed earlier this year that he was to become a father again at 89, he said. ‘I don’t see there is any difference between being 89 and 29. You have got the same problems, I suppose.’
Petra Ecclestone had her first child with fiancé Sam Palmer, 37 in March.
She already has Lavinia, seven, and five-year-old twins James and Andrew with ex-husband James Stunt.
Her sister Tamara has daughter Sophia, six, with art mogul Jay Rutland.
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