Jan.15 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Sebastian Vettel has reportedly kicked off the new year by becoming a father.

The news of the world champion’s impending parenthood broke only in December, when the German newspaper Bild said Vettel’s girlfriend Hanna was eight months pregnant.

On Wednesday, the Darmstadter Echo newspaper claimed it had learned exclusively that Hanna gave birth to a Swiss-born girl on Sunday.