Kimi Raikkonen left Ferrari's media 'Wrooom' event at an Italian ski resort early due to a throat inflammation.

Kimi Raikkonen left Ferrari's media 'Wrooom' event at an Italian ski resort early due to a throat inflammation.

The team's Finnish race driver was also suffering from a fever at noon on Friday, but it is believed he will be fit to test as scheduled the new F60 single seater at Portugal's Portimao circuit next week.

However, it also emerged from the scene of the Ferrari event that the test will almost certainly be moved from the Algarve region, where several F1 teams intend to run new cars, back to Mugello in Italy.

It is said that rain is very likely to affect the opening days of the Portimao action, although weather forecasts also say the weather at Mugello could be bad.

Ferrari's Spanish test driver Marc Gene also left the 'Wrooom' event early to conduct an aerodynamic test with the F60 at Vairano, but the session was called off due to bad weather.

Raikkonen, 28, is believed to have returned to his home in Switzerland to recover from his throat ailment over the weekend.

He will test the new car over two days next week, with Felipe Massa set for a similar schedule.

 

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