The Formula One season has resumed after a one month break. The F1 2023 circuit returns to the Netherlands after the extended break and will see the Dutch Grand Prix on August 27, Sunday at the Circuit Zandvoort. August 25, Friday saw the Practice 1 and 2 and the second of it was a witness of a horrific crash.
The Alpha Tauri driver Daniel Ricciardo broke a bone during FP2 on Friday and has thus been ruled out of the Dutch Grand Prix. Ricciardo followed Oscar Piastri into the barriers at the Circuit Zandvoort’s Turn 3 in the early stage, putting an end to his session.
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Replays showed that the Australia’s hands were thrown around in the cockpit as he was left holding the steering wheel when the crash took place. The 34-year-old Australian driver was later confirmed to have broken his metacarpal on his left hand, ruling him out of the upcoming race.
Liam Lawson to replace Ricciardo at Dutch GP 2023
Notably, the AlphaTauri has confirmed Liam Lawson as Ricciardo’s replacement for the race this weekend. Lawson has been one of the reserves for the RedBull and AlphaTauri and has been competing in Super Formula Championship in Japan this year.