Italian GP 2022 | De Vries makes F1 debut after Albon is taken unwell

Williams mentioned Alex Albon was recognized with appendicitis forward of Sunday’s Italian GP, and would make approach for 2019 Method Two and 2021 Method E champion Nick de Vries

Williams mentioned Alex Albon was recognized with appendicitis forward of Sunday’s Italian GP, and would make approach for 2019 Method Two and 2021 Method E champion Nick de Vries

Dutch driver Nyck de Vries will make his Method One race debut with Williams in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix as substitute for Alex Albon after the Thai driver was dominated out with appendicitis.

Williams mentioned Albon, 26, felt unwell on Saturday morning and was present process remedy after in search of medical recommendation at a neighborhood hospital.

“Alex is in good spirits and the workforce needs him a speedy restoration,” the workforce added.

“Appendicitis, surgical procedure and no racing isn’t what I used to be anticipating this weekend!” Albon wrote on Twitter.

“Negatives: Lacking out on what appears to be like like a powerful weekend for us. Ache. Positives: Weight discount for Singapore. Cool scars.”

Who’s Nyck de Vries?

De Vries, the 2019 Method Two and 2021 Method E champion, is a Mercedes reserve driver and has taken half in three Friday observe periods this season with Mercedes-powered groups together with Williams in Spain in Could.

He was faster in that session than Canadian common Nicholas Latifi.

De Vries, 27, took half in Friday observe at Monza with Aston Martin — in a uncommon instance of a driver turning out for 2 totally different F1 constructors on the identical weekend.

The mix of Latifi and de Vries on observe collectively in race circumstances has additional spice, with the Canadian’s future unsure after this season and de Vries on the checklist of potential replacements.

One other candidate is American F2 driver Logan Sargeant, who will participate in first Friday observe with Williams at subsequent month’s U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, providing the scope for extra comparisons.

Latifi is the one common driver on the beginning grid who has but to attain this season.

Former world champions Williams are final of the ten groups within the standings.

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