OCTOBER 24, 2001
Ralf Schumacher recently claimed that he was impatient to meet his new son, saying that nine months was too long to have to wait in his opinion - and clearly Mother Nature agrees!
Ralf's wife Cora gave birth to their son yesterday, some three weeks ahead of his expected due date in mid-November. The Williams driver was reportedly present at the birth in a private Salzburg clinic. No name has been released yet by the proud parents, although Ralf let slip in an interview last month that they knew it was a baby boy.
The couple secretly married at home a few days prior to the Japanese Grand Prix - not even letting brother Michael know until after the event. There have been suggestions that Cora, a former model, didn't want a public ceremony while she was in 'full bloom', but now that their baby has arrived it's expected that a church blessing will be staged.