Sebastian Vettel excused from media duties due to birth of third child

Sebastian Vettel has been excused from his Thursday media duties and will arrive in Abu Dhabi later than originally planned following the birth of his third child.

The Ferrari driver had been due to appear in Thursday's pre-Abu Dhabi driver press conference alongside team-mate Charles Leclerc in what would have been their first media duties since crashing into one another in Brazil.

However the four-time champion has opted to remain at home with his wife Hanna, who gave birth to their third child.

Vettel will fly out on Thursday evening and will arrive in Abu Dhabi tonight.

Motorsport Week and Motorsport Monday would like to send their congratulations to both Sebastian and Hanna.