Alex Albon has confirmed he will return to the grid in Singapore this weekend after missing the Italian Grand Prix due to appendicitis.

Albon travelled out to Italy with his team Williams but he was unable to compete in Monza after complaining of stomach pains.

The 26-year-old was diagnosed with appendicitis and underwent surgery on September 10 but he suffered “post-operative anaesthetic complications” and spent time in intensive care on a ventilator.

He has been working on his recovery over the past few weeks and is in good shape ahead of returning to action at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Albon said: “My preparation has been a little different than normal but I’m feeling good. I’ve done everything possible to get ready for one of the most physical races on the calendar.

“I’m not underestimating how big a challenge this is going to be, but I’m 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.”

Sunday’s night race at Marina Bay is the 17th of 22 races this campaign and Drivers’ Championship leader Max Verstappen (1/2 Singapore Grand Prix outright) could wrap up the title.

The Red Bull ace, who won his first world championship in 2021, needs to top the field and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc (4/1 Singapore Grand Prix outright) to finish lower than eighth to be crowned champion.