Nyck de Vries replaces unwell Alex Albon at Italian Grand Prix

Nyck de Vries will replace Alex Albon at Williams for the Italian Grand Prix after the Thai driver suffered appendicitis.

The Dutchman, who won Formula 2 in 2019 and Formula E in 2021, is racing to be Alex Albon’s teammate next year as there is uncertainty over Nicholas Latifi’s future. .

Now, he has a golden opportunity to highlight his credentials for that role on his F1 debut.

De Vries will participate in the third training session on Saturday, followed by the qualifying round in the afternoon

Williams is said to be weighing De Vries and American Formula 2 driver Logan Sargeant for the 2023 seat.

De Vries has plenty of F1 experience this year and took part in his first training session for Aston Martin at Monza on Friday, doing the same for Williams at the Spanish Grand Prix and for Mercedes at the French Grand Prix.

Albon was being treated for appendicitis and was unwell on Saturday morning.

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