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Helmut Marko

Marko provides Ricciardo injury update

Ricciardo has been transferred to hospital after a crash in second practice for the Dutch Grand Prix.

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Red Bull Motorsport Advisor Helmut Marko has provided an update on the 'Plan B' for Daniel Ricciardo if he needs to be replaced for the rest of the Dutch Grand Prix weekend.

Ricciardo was involved in a crash during the second practice session when he took avoiding action of Oscar Piastri at Turn 3 and impacted the barrier at high speed.

The collision appeared to injure his left hand, with the Australian seen struggling to get out of his car in the aftermath and exclaiming "F**k my hand" over team radio.

It was later confirmed to RacingNews365 that Ricciardo had gone to a local hospital for further checks having been seen leaving the track with his arm in a sling.

Ricciardo was eventually diagnosed with a broken left wrist, and will miss the remainder of the weekend, and more than likely the Italian Grand Prix next weekend.

He will be replaced by Liam Lawson.

Doubt over Ricciardo

When asked about the situation with Ricciardo and the possibility of a replacement, Marko told Viaplay: "We don't know exactly what it is yet, but he was in a lot of pain. His wrist has suffered damage, but we have to wait for a diagnosis. He's in the hospital.

“This is a new situation for us. We first wait to see how Ricciardo is doing and whether he can drive or not. Then we discuss it [who gets in the car]."

Lando Norris topped the session with Max Verstappen and Alex Albon rounding out the top three.

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