Alexander Albon and his Williams Racing team, partnered by Acronis, has announced that the Anglo-Thai driver has recovered from his operation for appendicitis and is fit and ready to go in Singapore.
It was only on the Friday morning of the Italian Grand Prix weekend that Albon was taken ill and rushed to hospital for the operation, late replacement Nyck de Vries playing a starring role and netting points in his absence.
Now Albon is back his race seat for the Singapore Grand Prix weekend for one of the most physical races on the calendar and feeling fit to go again.
“Firstly, I’d just like to thank everyone for all their messages and support over the Italian Grand Prix weekend,” Albon is quoted via the official Williams press release. “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. 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.”
We're back, Singapore 👊#WeAreWilliams #SingaporeGP pic.twitter.com/THqgQ04nto
— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) September 29, 2022
As for the race itself, the tight and twisty Marina Bay Circuit couldn’t represent a more different challenge to Monza, the evening sessions under floodlights making it a unique and special event.
“As we now refocus on Singapore, we expect a more challenging weekend, but we also know that a street circuit like Singapore can present opportunity to do well and we will be looking to maximise these chances,” commented Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance.
“The layout of the circuit means that traction is the biggest demand placed on the tyres and how well each compound deals with this will depend heavily on the track conditions on the day. We will need to assess all three compounds on Friday before deciding on the likely race strategy.”
TEAM UP WITH ACRONIS
Prominent once again on the nose of the car and on the front wing endplates this season are the team’s official cyber protection partner Acronis. Williams Racing uses Acronis technology to add extra layers of protection to its IT infrastructure, protecting hundreds of servers and endpoint devices.
It's critical that we have access to data wherever we are in the world 🌍
Performance Engineer Andrew Vizard explains how @Acronis help us remain #CyberFit as we travel the globe ✈️ pic.twitter.com/7VA2WmnBRa
— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) April 6, 2022
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