Ricciardo underwent minor surgery after China GP win

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo underwent minor surgery on his lip following his victory at the Chinese Grand Prix.

The Red Bull driver has endured a busy schedule since his success at Shanghai which has included surgery on an infected wound on his lip.

Ricciardo referenced the ailment following his victory in China that required a medical procedure in London prior to this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

“It took me five days to get back to Monaco after winning in Shanghai, and it seriously felt like I was on the go for all five,” he wrote in a column on the Red Bull website.

“I wish I had some decent stories of crazy three-day parties and that sort of thing to share with you, but it was about as uneventful as celebrations get.

“I was on multiple flights connecting the night after the race, went straight into the Red Bull Racing factory at Milton Keynes, had time in the simulator, and then I had to get some minor surgery.

“I had this weird thing with my lip happen in Bahrain the weekend before where I bit it, and it must have got infected or something because I kept biting it over and over.

“So I had to get that taken out and stitched back up in London, so that – and a fair bit of talking about China – was basically the week after Shanghai.

“I got back to Monaco last Friday, where I could finally put my feet up.”

Ricciardo has today denied suggestions that he has signed a pre-contract agreement with Ferrari as speculation regarding his 2019 future continues.

He will be in action in this weekend Azerbaijan Grand Prix which begins with opening practice scheduled for 1900 AEST this evening.

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