Danny Ric is back in the saddle!


Daniel Ricciardo was back behind the wheel of an F1 car on Saturday for the first time since his unfortunate mishap at the Dutch Grand Prix last August.

The Aussie has recovered from the fractured metacarpal he sustained when he hit the barrier in free practice at Zandvoort, and after a period of rehabilitation and several hours of training in Red Bull’s simulator, the AlphaTauri charger declared himself fit for duty.

Ahead of next weekend’s US Grand Prix in Austin, Ricciardo took part on Saturday in Nashville in a Red Bull show run where he blew away the crowd gathered on Broadway at the wheel of a 2011 RB7.

“A little update: simulator’s been going well, hand is feeling good to drive,” Ricciardo said in a video posted on social media by Red Bull. “Everyone knows I love Austin, wouldn’t miss that one for the world.

“But before that, a little stop off in Nashville. We’re here for the show run this weekend. See you on Broadway if you’re here on Saturday, otherwise we’ll see you in Austin.”