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Alexander Albon

Albon makes final call on Singapore GP fitness

Williams driver Alex Albon completed a total of 45 laps in practice for the Singapore Grand Prix, with "no major issues" during long runs.

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Alex Albon says he completed 45 laps in Singapore Grand Prix practice with "no major" issues, as he looks set to continue for the rest of the weekend for Williams.

There was uncertainty heading into the event over whether Albon was fit enough to participate, given that the Marina Bay Street Circuit is one of the toughest tracks on the calendar.

Albon had to sit out the Italian Grand Prix due to appendicitis and was admitted to hospital for surgery. It was later revealed that he suffered from 'complications' after the procedure which led to 'respiratory failure', extending his stay in hospital.

Williams have had Nyck de Vries on standby in case Albon didn't feel like he could continue in Singapore, but that looks increasingly less likely.

"It went okay, let's keep it at okay. It's hot, but I think that's normal," Albon told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"We knew it was going to be difficult, but I feel I can handle it better than expected. We did a good number of long runs.

"However, it is a quarter of what we do in the race on Sunday, but I still have a day to rest tomorrow."

Albon: Q2 would be a "real success" for Williams this weekend

Albon commented on Williams' form at Singapore, claiming the team know where they are struggling and that getting into Q2 would be a "real success" for the Grove-based squad at this track.

"It feels like we know where we're struggling," he added. "That's the main thing. It feels like the car's got a little bit more potential in it.

"This is a very downforce efficient circuit; 23 corners around here and not many straight lines to get that lap time back."

"[Getting into] Q2 would be a really big success for us I think this weekend."

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