AlphaTauri driver Daniel Ricciardo will miss next weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza. The Australian player underwent surgery on his broken hand in Spain on Sunday. This was announced by Red Bull team boss Christian Horner. As Horner revealed on the sidelines of the Formula 1 race in Zandvoort, several screws and a plate were inserted into Ricciardo during the operation in Barcelona. “It went well, it was successful,” said the Briton.
Asked about the time frame for Ricciardo’s return, he said: “We will have to wait and see how the recovery process goes in the end, but certainly not in Italy.” After Monza, which is the home race of Italian racing team AlphaTauri, the Singapore Grand Prix will take place on 17 September and Japan on 24 September.
The veteran, 34, suffered a fractured metacarpal bone in his left hand during Friday’s second training session at Zandvoort. He was then replaced for the remainder of the weekend by New Zealand’s Liam Lawson, who finished 13th in the Netherlands. Ricciardo has competed in two races since his return with AlphaTauri, which belongs to the Red Bull Group.