Formula 1

Daniel Ricciardo’s Remarkable Recovery After Dutch Grand Prix Wrist Break

F1 Update: Lawrence Barretto Offers Insights into Ricciardo's Progress and Return Plans

The world of Formula 1 has been abuzz with discussions about Daniel Ricciardo’s remarkable recovery following his unfortunate wrist injury during FP2 of the Dutch Grand Prix. Famed F1 journalist and presenter Lawrence Barretto recently shared an update on Ricciardo’s condition, shedding light on the Australian driver’s journey to get back on the track.

The incident occurred when Ricciardo suffered a broken metacarpal after a collision with the wall during the second practice session at Zandvoort. As a result, Red Bull reserve driver Liam Lawson stepped in to fill his shoes for subsequent races. Interestingly, Ricciardo’s road to recovery began in place of Nyck de Vries, who was abruptly replaced in the AlphaTauri team after only ten races into his rookie season. Unfortunately, Ricciardo’s injury limited his participation to just two races prior to his setback.

Barretto offered the latest insights on Ricciardo’s situation in a recent post on X, detailing that Red Bull team chief Christian Horner had initially expressed hopes of Ricciardo making a comeback in time for the Singapore Grand Prix. However, following Ricciardo’s surgical procedure on August 27th, the team’s expectations have shifted. Presently, it seems unlikely for Ricciardo to participate in either the Singapore or Japan Grand Prix. The upcoming event on the F1 calendar is the Qatar Grand Prix, scheduled from October 6th to 8th.

“Sources say Daniel Ricciardo is cracking on with rehab but it might be some time before he returns.

“He’s remaining upbeat, though. Sensibly, he’s waiting to be fully fit before coming back. There’s no point rushing, especially as he had impressed in his first two races back.”

During Ricciardo’s absence, Liam Lawson took on the challenge of his F1 debut at Zandvoort, plunging headfirst into the demanding environment of competitive racing. Following his immersive experience over the weekend in Monza, Lawson narrowly missed entering the points standings, securing the eleventh position. As the focus now turns towards the future, all eyes are on Ricciardo’s anticipated return. With his contract for the 2024 season yet to be confirmed, Ricciardo is eager to regain his spot on the track as soon as possible, resuming his high-octane journey in the world of Formula 1.

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