McLaren have given an update on Lando Norris after the Briton was absent from Thursday's pre-race press conferences in the build-up to the Monaco Grand Prix.
Norris was expected to attend the third session of the morning, but was not in attendance. The team have since confirmed that he has been given an exemption on medical grounds.
"We expect Lando to be fit to drive but he has been given an exemption from FIA press conference duties on medical grounds to ensure we can focus on making sure he is in the best possible condition to drive," a statement from the Woking-based squad clarified.
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It comes after Norris had been suffering with tonsilitis during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend only one week ago.
The 22-year-old still managed to compete in the race and finished P8, but later admitted that it had been one of the toughest Grands Prix of his career.
Norris was taken for precautionary medical checks after the event, which took place in "extraordinary heat".
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