Finally Bernie Ecclestone (89) made it. He is with his heavily pregnant wife Fabiana (44) in Switzerland, more precisely in Gstaad, where he has been paying taxes for over 30 years. The Ecclestones own a chalet there and the Hotel «Olden».
So that the former Formula 1 boss and soon quadruple dad can enjoy the fresh mountain air of Bern, patience is a must. In March, Bernie and Fabiana actually only wanted to go on vacation to Sao Paulo for two weeks, but the corona crisis, which is also causing huge damage in Brazil (438,000 infected, 26,700 victims), makes it impossible to travel home.
However, the two never got bored on the huge farm. Sure with 680 cattle, 34 chickens, 12 horses, 7 ponies, 6 dogs, 5 cows, 3 cats and hundreds of fish.
Ecclestone recently said to BLICK: «Switzerland would be our favorite if we could fly. In this Brazilian chaos with completely overcrowded hospitals, our child should not be born in June. Fortunately, there are no problems in Switzerland! »
The wish has now been fulfilled. Bernie and Fabiana are sighted in Gstaad, protected with face masks and holding hands. The baby, a little son, is supposed to be born at the end of June. (R.B./sag)