It is not the first time that personal life provides us with newsworthy bits, as two top team drivers had some family-related announcements to make, although the two matters are polar opposites. One deals with the birth of a new addition to the Vettel family, the other is about a marriage drawing to a close.
Sebastian Vettel will miss out on today's FIA press conference in Abu Dhabi due to the birth of his third child, a little boy. The German's flight from Switzerland to the United Arab Emirates is therefore due tomorrow, in time for the start of the first free pratice.
The Ferrari driver was originally in the line-up for Thursday's 1st half of the FIA press conference alongside teammate Charles Leclerc.
More 'family affairs' went into the eye of the storm on Thursday, as Valtteri Bottas announced his divorce from long-time partner Emilia Pikkarainen.
Finnish magazines broke the news earlier in the day prior to Bottas's announcement in both English and Finnish on social media. The Finn tweeted: "Our ways have split because of the challenges my career and life situation being and we think this is the best for both of us and our future lives, so we are separating as friends".
He further commented that he will not add anything regarding his divorce after three years of marriage.