V8 motor racing champion Garth Tander, and his wife, fellow racing driver Leanne, have welcomed their first child, a daughter named Scarlett. Scarlett Tander was born at 8.45 am Friday 24 June, and weighed 7 lb 9 oz (3.5 kg).

This is the second celebrity baby called Scarlett we have had on the blog this year – the first one being Scarlett Mitchell, the daughter of Sam Mitchell.

Garth has raced with the Holden Racing Team since 2008. Leanne is also extremely successful in the sport, but will be taking maternity leave for 2011 to concentrate on motherhood. She is adamant that she is not retiring.