Timo Glock is set to miss next week's Barcelona test after having surgery to remove his appendix.
The 28-year-old Virgin driver has had routine keyhole surgery to remove the appendix in Switzerland yesterday morning after being taken ill overnight. The operation was declared a success and there are no doubts that Glock will be fit for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix at the end of the month.
Virgin team principal John Booth will make a final decision on whether Glock will drive in Barcelona next week, with the German believed to be keen to drive, although it is likely teammate Jerome d'Ambrosio will run on all four days.
"Timo had an operation yesterday to remove his appendix after a sudden case of appendicitis," said Booth. "The procedure was routine and Timo is recovering well in the hospital in Switzerland, where he is likely to remain for a further 24 hours.
"To ensure a swift recovery, it is unlikely that he will take part in next week's test in Barcelona and that Jerome will run on all four days instead. We will make a final decision early next week. We look forward to having Timo back with us very soon."