Ricciardo likely to be out until F1 Qatar GP after hand injury
AlphaTauri driver Daniel Ricciardo suffered a hand injury in practice for the Dutch Grand Prix and had to undergo surgery, which ruled him out of the Italian Grand Prix. Red Bull team principal, Christian Horner, does not believe Ricciardo will be ready to return for the upcoming races in Singapore and Japan. Ricciardo’s recovery is going well, but the team wants to ensure he is fully fit before he gets back in the car to avoid any further damage. In Ricciardo’s absence, Red Bull junior driver Liam Lawson stepped in and performed solidly in his first full Grand Prix weekend in Monza. While Lawson is familiar with Suzuka, the upcoming race in Singapore will be a new challenge for him. The team will take Ricciardo’s recovery day by day and decide on his replacement accordingly.