Lotus pilot Kimi Raikkonen has been taken ill ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix and will miss the Thursday media sessions at the track.
A short statement from Lotus gave no specific details, other than adding that 'he will be at the track' on Friday and ready for opening practice at the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
Raikkonen is currently at the centre of the F1 silly season, with speculation about his future still on-going and dominating headlines ahead of the eleventh round in the 2013 F1 World Championship. The Finn has been linked to Red Bull and Ferrari, although his manager, Steve Robertson
, said earlier this week that the ice-man was now out of the running to join Sebastian Vettel at the current world champions.