Is Daniel Ricciardo returning at Qatar Gp? Revealing the latest buzz surrounding Aussie driver’s road to recovery

Daniel Ricciardo was the wild card entry in Junior team of Red Bull, AlphaTauri after freshman Nyck De Vries was brutally sacked by Helmut Marko owing to inconsistent performance. After his exit from the McLarens he was wholeheartedly welcomed into Red Bull as a reserve driver.

His chance to race came to fruition with a seat in AlphaTauri, however, tragedy befell him and he broke his hand during Austria GP weekend. He was trying to avoid crashing into fellow Aussie Oscar Piastri and he instead binned the car into the wall leading to a wrist fracture.

Daniel Ricciardo’s Qatar GP future revealed

After Daniel’s spot was turned vacant owing to injuries, Liam Lawson, the reserve driver who made immense progress in the Formula 1 feeder series was given a chance. He immediately showed sparkles of talent in the car and he has been racing for AlphaTauri instead of Daniel.

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Daniel keeps posting on social media about his condition and his recovery and many fans were expecting him to return to action. Although, it seems that Ricciardo’s return is much more complicated than we thought. He hasn’t raced after his crash and according to sources, Liam Lawson will be the one who will race instead of him in the Qatar GP.

RBRDaily took to the online platforms to announce his confirmation for the Qatar GP. They also commented on Daniel Ricciardo’s condition announcing that his injuries require further attention due to their complexity.

Ricciardo, Yuki Tsunoda keep AlphaTauri seat

Even though Daniel Ricciardo has missed out on most of the races this season, he and Yuki Tsunoda have been confirmed for their seats in the 2024 season ahead of the Qatar GP. It is quite evident that Daniel Ricciardo is regarded highly in the Red Bull camp and they certainly don’t intend on losing him.

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Ricciardo decided to not to continue with McLaren, his interests lay in racing for a top team again. In this situation his earlier team and the one he enjoyed most fame as a part of, Red Bull Racing, came to the rescue and took him in as a reserve driver. His chance came in quite early with the sacking of De Vries and Daniel instantly took the fight to Yuki Tsunoda while maximizing the performance of a backmarker AlphaTauri.

Even though Daniel has a guaranteed seat for 2024, he shouldn’t lay easy because the environment in Red Bull is volatile and cut throat. If he performs well, he may even get a chance at the coveted seat of Sergio Perez but if he doesn’t perform as per expectations of Helmut Marko, he will be shown the exit and replaced almost instantly.

When do you think Liam Lawson will get a chance at a full time seat in Formula 1?


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