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De Vries replaces Albon for remainder of Italian GP

Nyck de Vries (NLD) Williams Racing Test Driver. Spanish Grand Prix, Thursday 19th May 2022. Barcelona, Spain. Credits: Williams Racing.

Williams announced that Nyck de Vries will replace unwell Alexander Albon for the rest of the Italian Grand Prix weekend.

Williams reported that Albon felt unwell on Saturday morning and is currently undergoing treatment for appendicitis. Because of that, de Vries will be behind the wheel this weekend. The Dutchman will make his Grand Prix debut.

De Vries has already participated in FP1 at Monza with Aston Martin. He was 19th in the session, 2.321 seconds away from Charles Leclerc.

“Williams Racing can confirm that after feeling unwell this morning and seeking medical advice from the FIA and local hospital, Alex Albon is now undergoing treatment for appendicitis,” the Williams statement read.

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

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