Daniel Ricciardo: Australian replaces Nyck de Vries at Alpha Tauri in F1 return
Daniel Ricciardo is making a stunning go back to Formula 1 and could power for Red Bull’s sister group Alpha Tauri for the relaxation of the season.
The 34-year-vintage Australian, who turned into launched through McLaren ultimate year, will race on the Hungarian Grand Prix on 23 July.
He replaces Nyck de Vries, who has been dropped after handiest 10 races.
Ricciardo, who has received 8 grands prix, rejoined Red Bull as a reserve motive force at the start of this season.
Dutch rookie De Vries, 28, has misplaced his power after failing to choose up a unmarried point, in addition to having numerous crashes and suffering for shape in evaluation with more youthful group-mate Yuki Tsunoda.
Ricciardo took element in a tyre check for Red Bull at Silverstone on Tuesday, days after De Vries completed ultimate withinside the British Grand Prix.
“I’m stoked to be again on the right track with the Red Bull family,” stated Ricciardo.
Alpha Tauri group essential Franz Tost stated: “I’m very thrilled to welcome Daniel again into the group.
“There’s absolute confidence approximately his riding skill, and he already is aware of lots of us, so his integration can be clean and straightforward.