Although news of girlfriend Hanna's pregnancy broke only this week, fatherhood is set to arrive imminently for world champion Sebastian Vettel
. Germany's Bild newspaper reports that Hanna Prater is already eight months pregnant, meaning the Red Bull driver will be a dad by the time he next gets behind the wheel of a formula one car for 2014 winter testing.
At the end of October, in India, Vettel denied a paddock rumour that Hanna was pregnant. And in late August, the 26-year-old turned down another opportunity to confirm the news of his impending fatherhood. Asked by the correspondent for French television Canal Plus if he felt ready to be a dad, Vettel answered at Spa-Francorchamps: "Oof, I don't know. Maybe. We are still in free practice!" he joked. (GMM)