Verstappen to arrive late for Saudi Arabian Grand Prix due to illness
Max Verstappen will arrive late to Saudi Arabia due to illness and missed pre-weekend media duties on Thursday.
The back-to-back Formula One world champion took to social media to confirm he had been battling a stomach bug and will not arrive in Jeddah until Friday.
"Feeling fine again, after not being fit for a few days because of a stomach bug," he wrote on Twitter.
"Therefore, I unfortunately had to postpone my flight for a day, so I won't be on the track until Friday. See you in Jeddah!"
Red Bull later issued a statement confirming that the FIA granted permission for the Dutchman to miss Thursday's pre-race media duties.
Verstappen tops the early championship standings after victory in the opening race of the season in Bahrain last time out, finishing ahead of team-mate Sergio Perez.