Max Verstappen has cancelled his media commitments on the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix due to a abdomen sickness.
The double world champion, who dominated Formula One’s season-opening race in Bahrain a fortnight in the past, mentioned he has been battling with the bug this week.
However, he expects to be in his Red Bull for apply in Jeddah on Friday.
“Feeling fine again, after not being fit for a few days because of a stomach bug,” wrote the Dutchman, 25, on Twitter.
“Therefore, I unfortunately had to postpone my flight for a day, so I won’t be on the track until Friday.”
Verstappen’s Red Bull staff tweeted: “Max has been suffering from a stomach illness over the past few days and, with the agreement of the FIA, will not be present at track today. Feel better, Max.”
Verstappen heads into the second spherical of the season main the championship following his complete victory in Bahrain.
Verstappen, who is that this yr bidding for a hat-trick of titles, led residence a Red Bull one-two end on the first race, with team-mate Sergio Perez second and Fernando Alonso third for Aston Martin.