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Daniel Ricciardo

Ricciardo provides update after surgery

Ricciardo was ruled out of the Dutch Grand Prix following a crash during FP2.

Ricciardo crash Zandvoort
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Daniel Ricciardo has taken to social media to provide an update following his hand surgery in Barcelona.

The Australian driver was ruled out of the Dutch Grand Prix following his crash during the second free practice session at Zandvoort, where he hit the barrier at Turn 3 as he came across Oscar Piastri, who had found the wall at the same corner just moments before.

Ricciardo failed to take his hands off the steering wheel in time, which was thrust around inside the cockpit after the car hit the barrier.

X-rays soon revealed the extent of Ricciardo's injury and AlphaTauri called up Liam Lawson in his place for the race weekend.

Taking the social media on Sunday following the race from Zandvoort, Ricciardo wrote: “Hey everyone. Had surgery this morning, got my first bit of metal work so that’s pretty cool.

“Big thanks to everyone who reached out and kept my spirits up. This ain’t a setback, just all part of the comeback.”

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner suggested earlier in the weekend that Ricciardo is likely targeting to return to the cockpit for the Singapore Grand Prix in September.

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