Daniel Ricciardo to miss Dutch GP with broken wrist as Red Bull star drafted in

Daniel Ricciardo has been ruled out of the Dutch Grand Prix after injuring himself in a collision on Friday, with Red Bull and AlphaTauri moving quick to name his replacement. The Australian driver suffered a broken wrist during the second free practice session after crashing into the wall to avoid colliding with Oscar Piastri, and the injury he sustained as a result of the incident means he is unable to take part.

The 33-year-old was taken to hospital in the aftermath of his crash at Turn 10 on Friday afternoon, with the Australian seen holding his arm in apparent agony.

He was later spotted with his arm in a sling after leaving the medical centre at Circuit Zandvoort, with further examinations required to determine the seriousness of his injury.

And in a statement released on Friday evening, his team AlphaTauri confirmed Ricciardo suffered a fractured wrist which will force him to miss Saturday’s qualifying session and the race on Sunday in the Netherlands.

A statement read: “After today’s incident during Free Practice 2 in Zandvoort, in which Daniel Ricciardo hit the barrier at Turn 3, he was brought to the local hospital and further examinations were carried out.

“An X-ray confirmed he sustained a break to a metacarpal on his left hand, and this injury will not allow him to continue his duties, so he will be replaced by the team’s reserve driver Liam Lawson for the remainder of this weekend.

“The team wishes him all the best for the quickest possible recovery.”


We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

For the latest news and breaking news visit: express.co.uk/sport/f1-autosport. Stay up to date with all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.

Follow us on Twitter @dexpress_sport- the official Daily Express & Express.co.uk Twitter account – providing real news in real time.

We’re also on Facebook @dailyexpresssport – offering your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day to like, comment and share from the Daily Express, Sunday Express and Express.co.uk.

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info

Source: Read Full Article