After missing the Italian Grand Prix owing to appendicitis, the Williams racer will return in the FW44 for the squad.
The FW44 will be Alex Albon’s car for Williams at the Singapore Grand Prix this coming weekend.
The appendicitis that forced the London-born Thai to miss the Italian Grand Prix led to Nyck de Vries replacing him.
Albon faced problems after being taken to the hospital for operation, which resulted in respiratory distress and a short stay in intensive care.
Albon acknowledged that it could be “difficult” to be prepared in time for Singapore, so Williams put De Vries on standby in case he was required again.
Albon claimed he had “done all possible” to prepare for one of the longest and physically difficult events on the schedule, speaking ahead of the weekend.
“Firstly, I’d just like to thank everyone for all their messages and support over the Italian Grand Prix weekend,” said Albon.
“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.”
Albon “not estimating” how difficult it will be.
Albon noted that he is “not underestimating” how difficult of a challenge Singapore will be, particularly in light of other racers’ comments about how difficult it will be given the bumps and humidity.
“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.
“It’s a great street circuit and the closest race to home for me in Thailand, so I’m really excited to be here and to see the fans that have turned out.”
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