Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Scuderia AlphaTauri climbs from his car after crashing during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of The Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on August 25, 2023 in Zandvoort, Netherlands

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Fan favourite System 1 motive force Daniel Ricciardo made headlines simply two races in the past when it was once introduced he’d be changing rookie Nyck de Vries at AlphaTauri midway in the course of the season. Now, the Australian is as soon as once more leaving the F1 paddock, this time due to a damaged wrist sustained in a tradition crash forward of the Dutch Grand Prix. He’ll get replaced via Liam Lawson, a Pink Bull Junior motive force.

Throughout Loose Apply 2, Ricciardo crashed into the boundaries of Zandvoort’s banked Flip 3 as he attempted to steer clear of making touch with the McLaren of Oscar Piastri, which had additionally made touch with the wall. Motorsport.com studies that Ricciardo’s wheel snapped violently after he made touch, and he got here at the staff radio to tell the staff he was once affected by wrist ache.

After being tested within the circuit’s media middle, Ricciardo was once taken to a close-by health center for X-rays, which made up our minds that he had damaged his left wrist. Helmut Marko, a Pink Bull consultant, showed that Ricciardo will likely be out for the Dutch Grand Prix.

Whilst AlphaTauri had the chance to do the funniest factor on the earth (i.e. carry Nyck de Vries again into the fold for what would had been the Dutch motive force’s house race), it as a substitute opted for the extra good direction: bringing in Pink Bull Junior Liam Lawson, who serves because the reserve for each Pink Bull affiliated F1 groups.

Lawson gets at the back of the wheel of Ricciardo’s AlphaTauri starting with the next day morning’s Loose Apply 3 consultation.

It’s a difficult ruin for Ricciardo; the Australian was once canned via McLaren on the finish of the 2022 season, and he didn’t line up any other contract prior to the start of 2023. It was once simplest after de Vries were given the chop that Ricciardo was once invited again into the F1 fold, an insignificant two races in the past.

The overall extent of Ricciardo’s harm is these days unknown, however an important wrist injury may just imply he’s benched for a number of extra Grands Prix.


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