Liam Lawson to replace Ricciardo at Italian GP

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Ricciardo will not qualify for Italian GP due to injury

Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo was injured in an accident during his second practice session in Zandvoort, breaking his scapula.

Ricciardo was on the steering wheel when he hit the barriers, and the impact of the impact caused the steering wheel to turn violently and injured his hand.

Ricciardo, who withdrew from the race, underwent surgery in Barcelona on Sunday and was put a platinum in that division.

AlphaTauri has announced that Ricciardo will not be at the Italian GP and will be replaced by Liam Lawson until he returns to the track.

Lawson, who participated in three practice sessions with Red Bull and AlphaTauri last season, made his first F1 race on Sunday.

Contending for the Super Formula title, Lawson finished 13th in the Dutch GP, three places ahead of teammate Yuki Tsunoda.

The team said in a statement: “We are delighted that Daniel's surgery went well and he is currently in the recovery phase.”

“We hope to see him back on the track very soon, but we can confirm that Liam, who has done well in the challenging conditions at Zandvoort until he fully recovers, will be teammates with Yuki as of this weekend's Monza race.”

Ricciardo's injury upset the team's plans. The Italian GP will take place this weekend and after a week's hiatus, the Singapore/Japan double race will take place.

Predictions are that Ricciardo could race in the Singapore GP weekend.