The team said in a statement it had discovered a fracture on Ricciardo’s car following practice at the circuit on Friday.
“Due to a hairline fracture on the chassis in practice yesterday, Daniel will take a new chassis for the rest of the weekend,” said Renault. “The team broke the curfew overnight but all is ready for practice today.”
Ricciardo’s Friday running at Silverstone was disrupted by the red flag during second practice, which prevented him completing his flying lap on soft tyres. The team also found a cut on another of his tyres, which limited that number of laps he was able to cover.
He ended the second practice session in ninth place but wasn’t happy with the consistency of his car. “We still want to get a bit more out of it for me to be more comfortable,” said Ricciardo on Friday evening.
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