Lewis Hamilton missing media day at Formula 1's Italian GP
No usual Thursday media for the world champion due to 'unavoidable personal commitment'
Last Updated: 30/08/18 8:06pm
Lewis Hamilton missed Thursday's media day at the Italian GP after a late arrival at the circuit.
Due to what Mercedes described as an "unavoidable personal commitment", Hamilton did not arrive at Monza until Thursday evening and the team therefore cancelled his usual afternoon media call.
The world champion was also excused from the official driver autograph session but immediately went to greet the fans upon his belated arrival at the circuit.
Hamilton, who leads the world championship by a reduced 17-point margin, will instead first be back in front of the F1 cameras in Friday morning's Practice One session at Monza.
Hamilton was not among those drivers selected by the FIA to appear in the official press conference, with title rival Sebastian Vettel among the eight called up to face the international media.
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