Vettel yet to confirm fatherhood

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The famously-private Vettel has neither a Facebook page nor a Twitter profile, so he could not confirm the news via social media.

Jan.19 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel is yet to confirm reports he is now a father.

We reported earlier this week that the reigning quadruple world champion's partner Hanna gave birth to a baby girl last Sunday.

News of their impending parenthood broke only last December, when Hanna Prater - rarely seen in the F1 paddock - was reportedly eight months pregnant.

The birth of their child in a Swiss hospital caused a stir among his fans, but the famously-private Vettel has neither a Facebook page nor a Twitter profile, and so he could not confirm the news via social media.

And now Bild newspaper reports that the 26-year-old's management declined to confirm or deny the reports about Vettel's fatherhood.

Hanna Prater, the girlfriend of Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing
Hanna Prater, the girlfriend of Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing

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What is clearer is that the Red Bull driver will have a new physical trainer in 2014, after working with Finn Heikki Huovinen in 2012 and 2013.

Before that, Vettel's well-known trainer was Tommi Parmakoski, another Finn.

And Sport Bild reports that Vettel's new trainer is yet another Finn, Antti Kontsas, who formerly worked with Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne, and Red Bull reserve Sebastien Buemi.

All three Finns - Parmakoski, Huovinen and Kontsas - have links to the former McLaren doctor Aki Hintsa, who is close to Vettel.

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