Daniel Ricciardo's Monaco Grand Prix weekend has taken a turn after a nasty crash at the swimming pool section of the Circuit de Monaco.
McLaren enjoyed a bright start to the weekend during Free Practice 1, when Ricciardo and teammate Lando Norris placed well inside the top 10.
But during his first push lap of Friday afternoon's FP2 session, the Australian lost control of his MCL36 and crashed hard into the barrier.
McLaren reassure Ricciardo after FP2 crash
Even though the incident brought his Friday to an early end, Ricciardo was okay afterwards. The crash brought out the red flag as the session was paused for close to 10 minutes.
McLaren are confident that the car will be repaired well in advance of Saturday's FP3 session and ahead of a crucial qualifying session.
Ricciardo was told by his team via the team radio: "Don't worry, we'll get it fixed."
The Australian, keeping tight-lipped on the reason behind what happened, replied: "I'll explain when I get back."
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