Daniel Ricciardo said his “intentions were good” trying to take Eau Rouge flat-out, though he ran wide and was eliminated in Q1 as a result.
Carlos Sainz Jnr set the fastest time in the practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix in a wet and disrupted hour of running.
Daniel Ricciardo reckons his former McLaren team mate knew “how to get the most out of that thing” but Lando Norris says their car is still difficult to drive.
Did Daniel Ricciardo prove Red Bull were right to replace Nyck de Vries with his return to F1 in Hungary? Our panel of writers give their views.
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The paddock buzz at the Hungarian Grand Prix was all about one story: Daniel Ricciardo’s Formula 1 comeback at AlphaTauri.
Daniel Ricciardo produced a superb 40-lap stint on the medium tyre compound after a first-lap hit from Guanyu Zhou put him out of contention for points.
Daniel Ricciardo felt able to push flat-out again in qualifying which “is something that I obviously didn’t always have the last year or two”.
Williams driver Alexander Albon believes having half a year off from racing will have helped Daniel Ricciardo to “reset” as a driver.
Daniel Ricciard says he feels he’s already at “95 percent” after his first day of driving the AlphaTauri on his return to Formula 1.
AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost says the team were right to hire Nyck de Vries last year despite their early decision to drop him.
Daniel Ricciardo says regaining his seat at Red Bull would be a “dream” outcome from his return to Formula 1 with AlphaTauri.
AlphaTauri should have given Nyck de Vries more races at tracks he was familiar with before deciding whether to drop him, says his former team mate Yuki Tsunoda.
Daniel Ricciardo expects his return to Formula 1 with AlphaTauri will be a challenge and says he is in the dark about how their car will handle.
Red Bull decided not to keep Nyck de Vries in Formula 1 after just 11 races. How did their future stars Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen compare?
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Nyck de Vries has lost his Formula 1 seat with AlphaTauri after just 10 grands prix. Daniel Ricciardo has been confirmed as his replacement.
Daniel Ricciardo has returned to the cockpit of a current Red Bull Formula 1 car for the first time since he left the team five years ago.
Daniel Ricciardo could return to Formula 1 with AlphaTauri – a team he previously drove for when it was called Toro Rosso – in 2024.
What were the Red Bull drivers reacting to at Monaco a few weeks ago? Can you come up with the best caption for this picture?