Christian Horner, the team principal of Red Bull, has stated that Daniel Ricciardo will not be participating in the Singapore Grand Prix in two weeks.
Ricciardo missed this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix because he injured his hand at Zandvoort last month.
Liam Lawson, Alpha Tauri’s backup driver, has taken over for Ricciardo.
I seriously doubt he’ll be ready by then (Singapore). Horner viewed this as a cause for hope for Japan.
The Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka is held a week after the Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay street circuit on September 17.
From October 6-8, the Qatar Grand Prix will be held in Doha.
After having screws placed in the bone, Ricciardo is recovering well, according to Horner, and can move his hand.
As Verstappen wins his 10th race in a row at Monza, the headlines read, “Verstappen achievement momentous but Ferrari the story at Monza.”
In July, Ricciardo returned to Formula 1 as a replacement for Dutchman Nyck de Vries, who was released from Red Bull’s junior squad, Alpha Tauri, after only 10 races.
Before taking a vacation for the summer, the 34-year-old finished 13th in Hungary and 16th in Belgium, but he crashed out in the second practice session of the Dutch Grand Prix.
Horner cautioned against rushing the eight-time race winner’s rehabilitation.
Also, “we’ve seen with motorcyclists, rushing comebacks can sometimes do more damage,” he said. “We just want to make sure he is fully fit before he’s back in the car.”
“We just take it day by day and let nature take its course and see how the recovery goes.”