Raikkonen to test despite tonsil issue
|By Jonathan Noble||Friday, January 16th 2009, 17:42 GMT|
Kimi Raikkonen is still scheduled to get his first taste of Ferrari's new F60 in Portugal next week despite leaving this week's Madonna di Campiglio ski event early with tonsil problems.
The Finn has spent the week with Ferrari, being present at the team's new car launch in Mugello on Monday and then travelling with them to the Italian Alps for their annual media event.
However, suffering from a tonsil complaint, it was decided for precautionary reasons that it would be better for Raikkonen to leave the Campiglio event early so he could rest ahead of the major test next week at Portimao.
A Ferrari spokesman confirmed that Raikkonen's early departure from Italy did not mean there was any change in schedule for next week's test programme, where Raikkonen and Felipe Massa will get two day's running each in the team's new car.