Daniel Ricciardo breaks hand in crash, is out for Dutch Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo breaks hand in crash, is out for Dutch Grand Prix

AlphaTauri driver Daniel Ricciardo sustained a broken hand in Friday's practice and will miss this weekend's Dutch Grand Prix, Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko confirmed to

Marko said Red Bull reserve driver Liam Lawson will make his F1 debut in place of Ricciardo.

"He's broken something in his hand, so he won't race. Lawson will drive," Marko said. "It's difficult for him. It's a shame because the car is good here."

Ricciardo crashed at Turn 3 at Zandvoort after McLaren's Oscar Piastri spun out in front of him. Piastri hit the tire wall early on at the banked turn and Ricciardo, with nowhere else to go, followed him into the barriers and red flags were waved.The eight-time Formula One winner took the glove off his left hand and held it close to his body as he climbed out of his car.


"We can confirm that Daniel Ricciardo has been transferred to the local hospital for further checks following his crash in FP2," the FIA said in a statement.

Ricciardo, a 34-year-old Australian, recently had replaced Nyck de Vries at AlphaTauri and returned to action at the Hungarian Grand Prix last month.

McLaren's Lando Norris denied home hero Max Verstappen a perfect Friday by keeping the dominant Red Bull driver off the top of the timesheets in second practice for the Dutch Grand Prix.

Verstappen had set the pace in the opening session when he lapped Zandvoort's seaside circuit, the grandstands packed with his orange-clad fans, with a best time of one minute 11.852 seconds.

Norris was fastest overall, however, with a lap of 1:11.330 in the late afternoon, 0.023 quicker than the double Formula One world champion.