Bernie Ecclestone, 89, says he ‘hopes he lives long enough’ to see his newborn son grow up

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Bernie Ecclestone, 89, has said he “hopes he lives long enough” to see his newborn baby son grow up.

The former Formula One boss, who turns 90 in October, welcomed his fourth child, a son named Alexander Charles Ecclestone, into the world last week.

Following the newborn’s arrival, Bernie and his wife Fabiana Flosi, 44, have opened up as they revealed they’ve given Alexander the nickname “Ace”.

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Speaking to the Daily Mail, Bernie, who has daughters Tamara, 36, Petra, 31, and Deborah, 65, said: “I just hope I live long enough to see as much of our baby as I can."

"It’s all very good, I am very happy. It’s different now," Bernie explained after becoming a father again.

"I’m more relaxed and my work is not so pressured so I can spend more time with him."

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When asked if he'd be changing nappies, Bernie replied: "I doubt it. I will do what is asked."

Bernie proudly confirmed the news of his son’s arrival to Swiss newspaper Blick, saying: "We have a son named Ace. I am so proud."

New mum Fabiana added: "It was all so easy. The birth was over after 25 minutes. I thank god."

Bernie married Fabiana in 2012 and is a dad to daughter Deborah with his first wife, Ivy Bamford.

He later welcomed socialite daughters Tamara and Petra with his second wife, Slavica Radic.

Bernie and Fabiana announced back in April that they were set to welcome their first child together.

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He said: “Yes, it is due in the summer. Hopefully he'll learn to play backgammon soon!”

The billionaire also told Daily Mail: “There's nothing that unusual is there? I haven't had a job for a little while so I have had plenty of time to practise!”

Pregnant Fabiana said: “Like all parents, we have only one wish: the child must be born healthy."

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