Ricciardo was caught up in an accident of fellow Australian Oscar Piastri within the early phases of Friday’s second apply session.
Moments after Piastri had crashed his McLaren in Zandvoort’s banked Flip 3, Ricciardo arrived on the scene and in addition hit the skin boundaries whereas taking avoiding motion.
Ricciardo’s steering wheel snapped violently upon impacting the wall, with the 34-year-old complaining on the workforce radio about wrist ache.
Ricciardo was quickly taken to a close-by hospital in Haarlem for X-rays, noticed along with his left arm in a sling.
In a while Friday night Crimson Bull advisor Marko confirmed to Autosport that Ricciardo had sustained a damaged left hand, taking him out of motion for the rest of the Dutch GP weekend.
Crimson Bull junior Lawson, who was on standby at Zandvoort because the designated reserve driver for each Crimson Bull groups, will substitute Ricciardo from Saturday’s FP3 session onwards.
Liam Lawson, Crimson Bull Racing
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“He is damaged one thing in his hand, so he will not race,” Marko informed Autosport.
“Lawson will drive. It is troublesome for him. It is a disgrace as a result of the automotive is nice right here.”
Lawson presently sits second in Japan’s Tremendous Formulation championship with three wins, after ending third in final 12 months’s Formulation 2 season.
He’s set for his first outing in a 2023 F1 automotive on Saturday, having not but accomplished any rookie FP1 operating for both Crimson Bull or AlphaTauri this 12 months.
Lawson had additionally been mooted as a contender to exchange Nyck de Vries from Hungary onwards, however Crimson Bull as an alternative handed the seat to Ricciardo to inject extra expertise into the struggling AlphaTauri line-up.
Marko additionally added that the ousted De Vries’ was not thought-about for a return on residence soil.
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