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West Australian race ace Daniel Ricciardo still absent from F1 testing

McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo was absent from the second day of Formula One’s pre-season testing in Bahrain after missing the previous day because of illness.

The team said the Australian had begun feeling unwell on the morning of the opening day at Sakhir.

“While showing signs of improvement, the team will continue to assess him before he resumes driving duties,” a spokesperson said.

“Daniel has had several precautionary COVID-19 tests during this time, which have been negative throughout.”

For the moment, though, it’s a disappointment for Ricciardo, who’s looking to make a big impression this season after a largely disappointing opening campaign with the British team in 2021 which was rescued by a brilliant victory in the Italian grand prix.

Otherwise, the experienced Australian was largely outdriven by his young teammate Lando Norris, finishing 45 points and two places behind the Englishman in last year’s drivers’ standings as he ended up eighth overall.

Norris drove on Thursday, but was hampered by brake problems that prevented any long runs, and was again in the car on Friday.

Testing ends on Saturday with the season starting in Bahrain the following weekend.

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