F1 commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone has married for the third time, committing in secret to Brazilian fianc?e Fabiana Flosi at a ceremony in Switzerland.

The 81-year old has been escorting his latest acquisition for the past three years, having met her through a shared interest in the Brazilian Grand Prix, where the 35-year old bride worked as vice-president of marketing. The couple announced their engagement in April and reportedly wed at the start of F1's summer break, although details have only now emerged.

The wedding took place at Le Lion, the ?23m Ecclestone family ski chalet in Gstaad but, according to reports, went largely unnoticed by the F1 tycoon's equally famous neighbours. It was also shunned by Ecclestone's two daughters, who were born during the octogenarian's previous marriage, which lasted for 23 years before ending in expensive acrimony.

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Ecclestone, and his new wife, are both expected to be in attendance when the F1 season recommences at Spa-Francorchamps next weekend.