Daniel Ricciardo will make his return from injury at this weekend’s United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
The 34-year-old Australian has missed five grands prix since breaking a bone in his left hand in practice for the Dutch Grand Prix on 25 August.
A spokesperson for his Alpha Tauri team confirmed to BBC Sport that Ricciardo would be back in the car in Austin.
Neither Alpha Tauri nor owners Red Bull had previously officially said he would definitely be racing in the US.
Red Bull decided against having Ricciardo return for the previous event in Qatar to give his injury more time to recover, saying there was no need to take any risks.
Ricciardo said in a video posted on Instagram on Sunday after completing a show run for Red Bull in Nashville, Tennessee: “Little update: simulator’s been going well, hand is feeling good to drive. Austin – everyone knows I love Austin. I wouldn’t miss that one for the world. See y’all in Austin.”
Source : bbc