It's improbable that Daniel Ricciardo will return to Formula 1 for the Singapore Grand Prix in two weeks. The team manager of AlphaTauri's parent club, Red Bull, Christian Horner, has provided an update on when fans may anticipate seeing the Australian driver back on the starting grid.

The Australian driver couldn’t compete at last weekend's Italian GP at Monza and was forced to miss the remainder of the Dutch Grand Prix. Liam Lawson, a reserve driver, has been placed in the AlphaTauri seat to fill in till Ricciardo is back.

Red Bull’s Team Principle, Christian Horner, recently stated, “Singapore, I don’t think there’s any chance he’ll be ready for then. It would be optimistic for Japan.” The street race at Marina Bay in Singapore is set to take place on September 17, with the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka taking place the following weekend.

R iciardo’s injury took plac e in the second practice session for the Dutch Grand Prix two weekends ago as he lost control of his vehicle at Zandvoort. The driver broke his hand in the collision, necessitating surgery to hasten his recovery.

Talking about Lawson, 21, a driver from the Super Formula Championship, made his Formula 1 debut in Zandvoort before returning to the track on Sunday. The Kiwi driver has put on an outstanding display over the past two weeks, placing eleventh in Monza among other accomplishments.

Formula 1 will now travel to Singapore in Asia for its 15th race of the 2023 calendar year. The race will take place at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Sunday, September 17. Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, Perez and Fernando Alonso currently lead the Drivers’ Championship.