The Australian had a snap of understeer in turn 13 which put him slightly off line. Ricciardo attempted to catch the slide but his overcorrection sent him into the wall at around 130mph.
The impact threw off his front left tyre and three debris over the racing line. His car came to rest at the tec-pro barrier at turn 15. The crash brought out the red flag but Ricciardo was perfectly fine and returned to the garage.
His race engineer reassured Ricciardo moments after the shunt, confirming the team would be able to fix the damage ahead of qualifying tomorrow. They said: “I’m glad you’re ok, we will fix the car don’t panic.”
Ricciardo responded: “Yeah, understood. I’ll explain when I get back.”