Formula 1 driver Alex Albon will return for the Williams team at the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend after recovering from appendicitis.
F1 posted a message on Wednesday on Twitter saying “Alex Albon will be back driving his Williams”. Albon missed the final race of the Italian GP three weeks ago after being hospitalized with appendicitis. He had taken part in Friday’s training at Monza, then fell ill and had surgery on Saturday.
Dutch driver Nyck De Vries stepped in and drove well to finish in ninth place.
Williams later said Albon suffered respiratory failure after his surgery and was moved to an intensive care unit.
“First of all I would just like to thank everyone for all their messages and support during the Italian Grand Prix weekend,” Albon told the F1 website. “My preparation for Singapore has been a bit different than normal, but I feel good and have done everything possible to prepare for one of the most physical races on the calendar.” Albon, 26, is eager to hit the Marina Bay street circuit but anticipates a tough time racing at night on a twisty track with high heat and humidity.
“I don’t underestimate the scale of the challenge this is going to represent, but I can’t wait to hit the track on Friday and get back behind the wheel,” he said. “It’s a great street circuit and the closest race to my home in Thailand so I’m really excited to be here and see the fans who have been out there.”
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