Alex Albon suffered from appendicitis and will miss the Monza GP; De Vries will replace him

Alex Albon suffered from appendicitis and will miss the Monza GP; De Vries will replace him

Nyck de Vries will debut in the Formula One in the Italian Grand Prix because the pilot Alex Albonof williamssuffered from appendicitis on Saturday.

williams announced the change before the third and final practice session at Monzabefore classification.

“Williams Racing can confirm that having been ill this morning and having requested a medical from the FIA ​​and the local hospital, Alex Albon is receiving treatment for appendicitis,” the team said in a statement.

“From here we can confirm that the team’s reserve driver, Nyck de Vries, will drive in place of Alex for the remainder of the weekend. Italian Grand Prix. Alex is in good spirits and the team wishes him a speedy recovery.”

DeVries27 years old, champion of the formula 2 and the Formula Etook part in the first practice on Friday replacing Sebastian Vettel of Aston Martin– and finished in 19th place.

Albon he was 10th and 11th in training and looked set to battle for points in Monzasince several drivers received penalties for the starting grid.

The Thai seemed to remain optimistic despite the operation. He sent a tweet that ended with the words: “Positive: weight loss for Singapore, beautiful scars.”

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