Formula 1

Former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone set to become a father for the fourth time at 89

The billionaire businessman and former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is expecting his fourth child with his wife Fabiana Flosi at the age of 89.

The former F1 boss who 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 told Swiss newspaper Blick that he and his 44-year-old wife are expecting a baby boy in July 2020.

The pair, who had a 28-year age gap upon meeting, married in 1985 and later welcomed daughters Tamara and Petra – both of whom have had careers in fashion.

The billionaire married Ms Flosi, a Brazilian marketing director in 2012 three years after he divorced Croatian model, Ms Radic.

The grandfather-of-five, 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.

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

The former Formula 1 boss married his first wife, Ivy Bamford, when he was 21 in 1952. The pair had one daughter, Deborah, before they divorced in the 1960s.

Mr Ecclestone then had a 17-year relationship with Singapore-born Tuana Tan, before he met Croatian model Slavica Radic in September 1982 in the pits at Italy’s Monza race circuit.

He amassed an estimated fortune of £2.5billion throughout his time working for Formula 1.He entered two Grand Prix races as a driver himself in 1958, but failed to qualify for either of them.