AlphaTauri has officially announced that Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo is set to make his return to the Formula 1 paddock at the Singapore Grand Prix following an injury that kept him out of the Dutch Grand Prix.
Ricciardo suffered a fracture in his left hand during a practice session at Zandvoort. Raising doubts about his participation in upcoming races.
The incident took place during FP2 at the Dutch GP. Ricciardo was trying to avoid a collision with fellow Australian Oscar Piastri, collided with the barriers at Turn Three. This unfortunate accident resulted in a broken metacarpal bone, necessitating surgical intervention.
Despite this setback, Ricciardo remained resolute and shared on Instagram, “This isn’t a setback, it’s all part of the comeback.” Daniel Ricciardo and his determination to return to racing was evident from the outset.
During Ricciardo’s absence, AlphaTauri enlisted their reserve driver, the promising talent Liam Lawson, to join Yuki Tsunoda. Lawson will continue in this role until Ricciardo, affectionately known as the ‘Honey Badger,’ is fully recovered and ready to return to the race track.
With Ricciardo’s recovery as a top priority. The team has clarified in a press release that while he will be present at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. His time there will be dedicated solely to engineering-related tasks. Therefore, he will not be available for any media or PR activities during the Singapore Grand Prix.
Fans of the Australian racer are undoubtedly eager to witness his return to action on the track. In the meantime, they can find solace in Ricciardo’s unwavering determination to get back behind the wheel.