Unwell Kimi Raikkonen misses Barcelona test

Unwell Raikkonen misses test
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Kimi Raikkonen will not take part in pre-season testing today after being taken ill with suspected food poisoning.

Kimi Raikkonen has pulled out of testing at Barcelona today after being struck down with suspected food poisoning.

The 2007 world champion had been due to drive for Lotus today and tomorrow in the final testing event before the Australian Grand Prix.

Reserve driver Davide Valsecchi took the Finn's place this morning, while Romain Grosjean, who had headed home yesterday evening, flies back to the track.

The team is optimistic that Raikkonen will be well enough to take part in tomorrow's testing.

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