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Daniel Ricciardo has returned a number of negative Covid tests and will return to the paddock on Thursday; the Australian driver is said to be ‘feeling better’ each day; Watch the season-opening Bahrain GP live only on Sky Sports F1 this weekend

Last Updated: 16/03/22 9:43am

Daniel Ricciardo is free to race the Bahrain Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo is free to race the Bahrain Grand Prix

McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo is free to race the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend after recovering from Covid, the team have confirmed.

McLaren announced that Ricciardo has now returned a number of negative Covid tests and will therefore return to the paddock on Thursday.

The Australian driver is said to have been ‘feeling better’ each day, as he continued to recover in isolation while following local regulations in Bahrain.

The drivers’ press conference for the season-opening Grand Prix takes place early on Friday morning. Practice One starts at 12pm, with coverage live on Sky Sports F1 from 11:30am and Practice Two coming later in the day at 3pm.

Saturday’s qualifying and Sunday’s race will both start at 3pm.

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