Daniel Ricciardo breaks left scapula at Dutch Grand Prix
Daniel Ricciardo, who crashed at the Dutch Grand Prix of Formula 1, broke the left scapula of his left hand. The Australian will miss the rest of the race due to the crash and will be replaced by Red Bull reserve driver Liam Lawson.
Ricciardo hit the wall just after Oscar Piastri at Turn 3. The impact of the impact turned the steering wheel hard and broke Ricciardo's hand.
Ricciardo said the following about the moment of the accident: “3. I remember coming to the corner…. I had already entered the corner and saw Piastri, so I was going to hit him or the wall.”
“Enough to take my hands off the wheel when I hit the wall. zamI didn't have a moment, so the steering wheel hit me."
Ricciardo's recovery remains unclear. The Italian GP will take place right after the Dutch race, followed by the Singapore and then Japan races after a one-week break. So there is a calendar of four races in five weeks.
Ricciardo stated that he wanted to heal "the right way" so he wouldn't rush.
“It is a truly unfortunate and frustrating situation and of course I will try to get better as quickly as possible.”
“Obviously I would like to go back as soon as possible, but the same zamI want to make sure we're doing things the right way at the moment so I can come back strong and competitive.”
“I wish the team good luck and I am very sorry for the change in plans. This is a good opportunity for Liam to prove himself and I wish him and the team a strong weekend.”