Vettel and girlfriend expecting first child

Tuesday 10th December 2013, 21:40 by TF1T Staff 

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Sebastian Vettel is set to become the world's fastest father after confirming he and long-term girlfriend Hanna Prater are to become parents.

Whilst details including a due date haven't been announced, it's believed baby Vettel is expected around January, which would tie-in nicely with Formula 1's winter break ahead of testing.

The 26-year-old likes to keep his private life away from the cameras, but he confirmed the news to German magazine Bunte.

"Of course we are very happy about it, and want to enjoy this time in peace," he is quoted as saying.

Most recently, Romain Grosjean's wife, Marion, gave birth to their son Sacha in July and the Frenchman attributed part of his upturn in performance to becoming a father.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner also became a father in 2013.

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