Interlaken (dpa) - Bernie Ecclestone was not in the delivery room when his first son was born. This was revealed by the 89-year-old former managing director of Formula 1 on Thursday to RTL / ntv- “Frühstart”.

«I could have been there, but I didn't. I waited, ”said Ecclestone a day after the birth of the boy named“ Ace ”. "I've been happy, happy, happy since I know it's a boy," said the Briton.

Ecclestone has three daughters from previous relationships. He has been married to Brazilian Fabiana Flosi since 2012. He will be 90 years old at the end of October. «I still think I'm not as old as I really am. I feel much younger, »said Ecclestone. «I won't be there when my son marries, that's for sure. There will be a lot of things he will do without me, but his mom will take care of him. »

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