FROM CHEQUERED FLAG to altar: World Formula One Motor Racing Champion Michael Schumacher kisses his new bride Corinna Betsch, after they wed last week.
The happy couple sealed their marriage with a service at the Catholic parish church in Koningswinter, Germany, on Saturday, before a lavish reception at the Schloss Petersberg, where champagne flowed as freely as on a raceday podium.
But the Schumachers will have to wait for a proper honeymoon this Sunday, Michael is back on the track, contesting the Hungarian Grand Prix in search of a second world title.
Schumacher is widely regarded as the fastest man on the motor racing circuit, and a natural successor to devout Christian and threetimes champion Ayrton Senna who was killed during a race last year.
Michael won the world championship last year by a single point from Britain's Damon Hill and currently leads the 1995 title chase by 21 points.