Mark Winterbottom has become a dad for the second time

V8 Supercars frontrunner Mark Winterbottom and his wife Renee have welcomed their second child into the world, just hours after the launch of the stunning new Pepsi Max livery that his Ford Performance Racing team will run in the upcoming season.

While at Friday night’s livery launch, ‘Frosty’ received the news that his wife had gone into labour, prompting an early exit from the event to be by her side, still decked out in his race suit!

Austin Maxwell WinterbottomThe baby wasn’t due for another week, but Winterbottom revealed the news the following morning via his Twitter feed.

"We are over the moon to announce the safe arrival of an 8 pound 10 baby boy at 12.46am 8th Feb 2013," he wrote.

"Everyone is doing great!" he added. "We are slowly putting together a footy team! Or maybe team mates at Bathurst!"

The proud parents have named the newborn Austin Maxwell Winterbottom (pictured right). He is the younger brother to two-year-old Oliver.

The entire team sends its congratulations to the Winterbottoms.

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