F1 driver Alex Albon who drives for Williams Racing has been discharged from the hospital and is back home in Monaco. Albon suffered "anaesthetic complications" after undergoing surgery for appendicitis over the weekend, but is now recovering and preparing for the Singapore Grand Prix. Notably, the 26-year-old suffered a respiratory failure during his surgery and hence was kept in intensive care for support.
However, he has made a quick recovery and has been discharged from the hospital. According to reports, Albon is all determined to get back on track for Singapore GP which is slated to take place from September 30- October 2.
“Following surgery, Alex suffered with unexpected post-operative anaesthetic complications which led to respiratory failure, a known but uncommon complication. He was re-intubated and transferred to intensive care for support,” Williams Racing said in a statement on Monday.
“He made excellent progress overnight and was able to be removed from mechanical ventilation yesterday morning. He has now been transferred to a general ward and is expected to return home tomorrow. There were no other complications. Alex’s full focus is on recovery and preparation ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix later this month."
“Alex Albon has been released from hospital in Milan, Williams tell BBC Sport, and is back home in Monaco, following the appendectomy after which he suffered respiratory failure and had to spend some time in intensive care. Recovery going to plan. Target remains Singapore GP,” Andre Benson of BBC Sport confirmed on Wednesday.
Notably, Albon was replaced by reserve driver Nyck de Vries for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, which was won by Max Verstappen. Nyck De Vries finished in the ninth position while Nicholas Latifi secured P15 for the second Williams car. The team sits right at the bottom of the table in constructors' standings with only 6 points.