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Williams Driver Alex Albon To Race After Appendicitis

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Alex Albon, a Williams driver, will compete in Singapore after being forced to miss the Italian Grand Prix due to appendicitis.

The 26-year-old Thai patient required a night in critical care earlier this month after experiencing respiratory failure due to problems from the post-operative anesthetic.

In his first race, backup driver Nyck de Vries came in tenth.

Albon said, “My preparation has been slightly different than usual, but I feel fantastic.

“I’ve taken every precaution to prepare for one of the most challenging events on the calendar.

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“I don’t think I’m underestimating how difficult this will be, but I’m eager to get back behind the wheel on Friday.

“I’m extremely pleased to be here and to see the supporters who have shown out,” the driver said. “This is a terrific street track and the closest event to home for me in Thailand.”

The 17th of 22 races in 2022 will take place in Singapore on Sunday, and if Red Bull’s Max Verstappen wins and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc places lower than eighth, he will have secured his second consecutive world title.

Albon has four points, De Vries has two, while teammate Nicholas Latifi, who will depart Williams after the season, has yet to score in the drivers’ standings. Albon is now in position 19 overall.

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