Alex Albon has confirmed that he will return to race for Williams this weekend at the Singapore GP but said it will be a “big challenge” after complications struck him post-surgery.
The Thai driver missed out on the Italian Grand Prix after coming down with appendicitis and had to recover from surgery after post-procedure “complications” – including respiratory failure – hampered his bounce back.
Thanks to the mid-season break of three weeks, he has had plenty of time to get back to full health and at this point plans to race this weekend at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
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Speaking on Wednesday, Albon said: “Firstly, I’d just like to thank everyone for all their messages and support over the Italian Grand Prix weekend.
“My preparation for Singapore has been a little different than normal but I’m feeling good and I’ve done everything possible to get ready for one of the most physical races on the calendar.
“I am not underestimating how big of a challenge this is going to be, but I am looking forward to hitting the track on Friday and getting back driving.”
Nyck de Vries, who scored points for Williams in Albon’s place at Monza, is expected to still be on standby this weekend on the off chance that Albon is not fit to drive.