The broken wrist of Daniel Ricciardo, an Australian driver from the Alpha Tauri Formula 1 stable, has been operated on. He will not be able to return to the race car for an indefinite period of time and, according to his team, he will be replaced by Liam. Lawson from New Zealand in the future.
Ricciardo, 34, hit a wall during the second free practice session at the Dutch Grand Prix over the weekend and broke his wrist in the crash. The Australian rider underwent surgery in Barcelona on Sunday and was replaced by Lawson at Zandvoort during qualifying and the race.
Alpha Tauri announced on Monday that Ricciardo’s surgery went well and the driver could begin rehab. Lawson, 21, finished 13th in his F1 debut, while his teammate Juki Kunoda of Japan only finished 16th in a race that was cut short by a red flag in variable weather conditions.
We hope to see Daniel on the track as soon as possible, but until he is fully recovered, he will be replaced by Liam, who has done a great job at Zandvoort and also at our next home race at Monza this weekend. .” – wrote Alpha Tauri.
After a six-month absence, Ricciardo returned to the F1 field at the Hungarian Grand Prix in late July, taking the place of sacked Dutchman Nick de Vries at Alpha Tauri.