driver Pastor Maldonado
last Saturday married journalist Gabriele Tarkanyi in Canaima, Venezuela. International media reports said the event was attended only by the couple's closest family and friends.
Maria Gabriela Chavez, the daughter of Hugo Chavez, was slated to attend, but she is reportedly at her father's side as the Venezuelan president recovers in Cuba from cancer surgery.
27-year-old Maldonado, sponsored by the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, won May's Spanish grand prix in Barcelona, but finished the 2012 season just fifteenth.