BREAKING NEWS: Alex Albon banned from Italian Grand Prix due to appendicitis as Williams confirm reserve driver Nyck de Vries will take his place
- Williams driver Alex Albon, 26, banned from competing in Italian Grand Prix
- He is undergoing surgery for appendicitis after falling ill on Saturday morning
- As a result, Albon is replaced by William’s Reserve Driver Nyck de Vries
Alex Albon has been banned from competing in the Italian Grand Prix with appendicitis and will be replaced by William’s reserve driver Nyck de Vries.
Albon finished 10th in FP2 and 11th in FP1, before falling ill for final practice in Monza on Saturday.
As a result, former Formula 2 and Formula E champion De Vries will stand in for the 26-year-old next weekend.
William driver Alex Albon banned from Italian Grand Prix with appendicitis
William has issued a statement saying: ‘Williams Racing can confirm that Alex Albon, after feeling unwell this morning and seeking medical advice from the FIA and the local hospital, is now being treated for appendicitis.
“This allows us to confirm that reserve driver Nyck de Vries will drive in place of Alex for the rest of the Italian Grand Prix weekend.”
The statement ended by saying: “Alex is in a good mood and the team wishes him a speedy recovery.”
Meanwhile, Albon took to Twitter to say: ‘Appendicitis, surgery and no racing is not what I expected this weekend!
‘Negatives: – Missing what seems like a strong weekend to us – Positive pain – Weight reduction for Singapore – Cool scars’.
More to follow…