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Raikkonen calls in sick on Thursday at Spa
Kimi Raikkonen has called in sick for Thursday's media sessions at the Belgian Grand Prix but Lotus says he will be at Spa-Francorchamps for Friday's practice day.
Raikkonen is currently at the centre of speculation about his future after his manager said talks with Red Bull had broken down over the summer break. Thursdays at grands prix weekends give the media the opportunity to talk to all the drivers, but Lotus confirmed in the morning that he would not be taking part in his usual media call in the afternoon.
"Thursday's media call cancelled due to illness; he will be here tomorrow (Friday)," read a short note on the media information board at Spa.
Raikkonen called in sick during one of his test days during pre-season this year and missed the media day at last season's Brazilian Grand Prix.