Daniel Ricciardo breaks wrist in all-Australian crash at Dutch GP

AlphaTauri’s Ricciardo, in just his third grand prix since earning a drive with the Red Bull-backed outfit, fractured his left hand when he drove into a tyre wall at Zandvoort on Friday in an attempt to avoid running headlong into Piastri’s stricken McLaren after the rookie had just crashed moments earlier. The incident left Piastri reflecting that Ricciardo’s actions may have prevented an even more serious incident. Piastri, who has replaced Ricciardo at the British team this season, had lost control on the famed banked turn three 10 minutes into the second practice, his car spinning into the barriers. With the session red-flagged, Ricciardo was left cursing twice as he radioed in to his team, complaining of his hand injury. Both of their cars had to be hauled off the circuit by cranes, with Piastri apologising to his team as he explained the car was too damaged for him to return to the pits. But the experienced Ricciardo has enjoyed an impressive two-race comeback with the Red Bull ‘second team’, AlphaTauri.

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