Max Verstappen has been forced to withdraw from his media commitments ahead of this weekend's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
The two-time F1 champion has opted to delay his arrival into Jeddah after sustaining a stomach bug that has laid him low for a few days.
Verstappen will not now be at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit until Friday in time for the two practice sessions around the self-proclaimed fastest street venue in the world.
This weekend's race takes place under the lights, with qualifying and the race both scheduled for 8pm local time on Saturday and Sunday respectively (4am AEDT on Sunday and Monday respectively).
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. 🙏🦁 https://t.co/f7CMBgchZY