Daniel Ricciardo’s participation in the upcoming Dutch Grand Prix has been canceled due to a left-hand injury he sustained during a crash. The incident occurred in the second practice session when Ricciardo lost control of his AlphaTauri and collided with the wall. Unfortunately, he was unable to release his grip from the steering wheel upon impact. Following the accident, Ricciardo was heard expressing frustration about his injured hand.
The 34-year-old Australian was promptly taken to the hospital for a thorough examination, with his left arm placed in a sling. Subsequent assessments confirmed that he had suffered a broken wrist. As a result of this injury, it is anticipated that Liam Lawson will step in to replace him for the race. Lawson, a New Zealander, will make his Formula One debut in Ricciardo’s absence.
The practice session was halted after only 10 minutes due to two crashes at the same turn. Oscar Piastri and Daniel Ricciardo both collided with the barriers at Turn Three. Piastri, an Australian, lost control of his McLaren and crashed into the barriers. Shortly thereafter, Ricciardo, seemingly distracted by Piastri’s accident, locked up while braking and followed his compatriot into the tire wall.
Unfortunately, neither driver could continue the session as their damaged cars were towed back to their respective garages. Ricciardo’s grip on the steering wheel during the crash led to concerns about his hand, prompting his visit to the medical center and subsequent hospitalization for wrist checks. As a result of this incident, Daniel Ricciardo will be sidelined for the rest of the race weekend.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn