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Daniel Ricciardo back in F1 with AlphaTauri; Nyck de Vries out

By- USA NATIONAL POST

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Daniel Ricciardo has unexpectedly returned to Formula One as AlphaTauri, Red Bull's second team, and for the remainder of the season, Nyck de Vries' successor.

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Ricciardo, Red Bull's third driver, who retired from competition this year.

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Will return to the starting lineup on July 23 following the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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 The eight-time race winner stated last month that his return to the Red Bull team, which he left in 2018, would be the "fairytale" finish to his F1 career.

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A time with the secondary team will increase his chances of doing it in the future.

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Will put further pressure on Red Bull's out-of-form Sergio Perez.

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Ricciardo is prepared to drive for AlphaTauri for as long as necessary to demonstrate that he has recovered from his trying time at McLaren in 2021 and 2022.

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