Brendon Hartley has married his long term partner, Sarah, in New Zealand.
The Kiwi driver married Sarah on Waiheke Island, New Zealand on Thursday, posting pictures of the ceremony on social media.
Speaking to the New Zealand Herald, he said that wrapping up the 2017 World Endurance Championship title, as well as making his Formula 1 debut with Toro Rosso, meant that he hadn’t been hugely involved in the wedding planning:
“I haven’t been so involved in the planning process. I’ve been pretty busy so I have a good excuse.”
“We have a few friends coming from Europe – I think a lot of people were looking for an excuse to have a holiday in New Zealand so it will be fun.
“We are not particularly traditional so it will be a fun time with some friends and family.”
The 28 year old goes into 2018 with an unexpected full time Formula 1 drive, having signed on for Toro Rosso at the end of last season. Racing for Porsche in WEC alongside Earl Bamber & Timo Bernhard, the trio won the overall Driver’s Championship, as well as helping Porsche to the Manufacturer’s Championship. Having become a sportscar stalwart, an F1 career came as a bolt out of the blue when Hartley was called upon to replace Pierre Gasly, who himself was a replacement for the lacklustre Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso. Hartley will partner Gasly on a full time basis in 2018.
Hartley has been affiliated with the Red Bull driver programme for almost a decade, having first driven a Toro Rosso in 2008. Since then, he has also served as Red Bull & Toro Rosso’s reserve driver in 2009 & 2010, before being dropped by Red Bull.