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De Vries to replace Albon for Italian Grand Prix

Williams have been forced into a change as Alex Albon is suffering health issues and is unable to continue in the car.

Williams have announced that Nyck de Vries will make his Formula 1 debut in the Italian Grand Prix, replacing Alex Albon on health grounds. The London-born Thai is undergoing treatment for appendicitis at a local hospital and so is unable to continue, with the decision made after seeking medical advice from the FIA. de Vries, who is a Mercedes junior driver will therefore step in to debut in Grand Prix racing, having driven for Aston Martin in Friday practice at Monza. The Dutch 2020/21 Formula E World Champion has also driven for Williams and Mercedes during other FP1 outings in the season in Spain and France, respectively. Albon remains in "good spirits" according to a team statement.

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