Albon ready for Singapore F1 return after lacking Monza

Albon was taken to hospital on the Saturday morning of the Italian Grand Prix weekend for surgical procedure, leaving Nyck de Vries to make his F1 debut as an emergency stand-in – throughout which the Dutchman impressed with a run to ninth place within the race.

Following his appendectomy, Albon additionally needed to deal with respiratory failure following the process and thus needed to be taken to intensive care in a single day.

The Anglo-Thai driver was capable of get well, nonetheless, and has since been in a position to make use of the three-week break in motion to prepare for F1’s return to Singapore for the primary time since 2019.

Albon stated that he was not “underestimating” the problem of getting again behind the wheel on the Marina Bay circuit, which is continuously one of many hottest races of the yr regardless of its night-time setting.

“Firstly, I’d similar to to thank everybody for all their messages and help over the Italian Grand Prix weekend,” stated Albon.

“My preparation for Singapore has been just a little totally different than regular however I’m feeling good and I’ve achieved all the things potential to prepare for probably the most bodily races on the calendar.

Alex Albon, Williams FW44

Alex Albon, Williams FW44

Photograph by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Photographs

“I’m not underestimating how massive of a problem that is going to be, however I’m wanting ahead to hitting the monitor on Friday and getting again driving.

“It’s an excellent road circuit and the closest race to house for me in Thailand, so I’m actually excited to be right here and to see the followers which have turned out.”

De Vries can be readily available as a reserve as soon as extra, in case the scenario arises the place Albon is unable to proceed with the weekend.

Whereas the FW44 was significantly potent at each the Spa and Monza races, which helped de Vries on his means into the factors, Williams head of auto efficiency Dave Robson expects a extra “difficult” race on the Singapore streets.

“As a group we’ve loved the top to the European season, with the FW44 performing properly in Spa and Monza, and Nyck de Vries proving to be a really succesful late substitute for Alex,” stated Robson.

“As we now refocus on Singapore, we anticipate a tougher weekend, however we additionally know {that a} road circuit like Singapore can current alternative to do properly and we can be seeking to maximise these possibilities.”

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