Ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix, Alex Albon offered an update on his ongoing appendicitis treatment. After being ill on Saturday morning, the Williams driver had to withdraw from the remainder of the Italian Grand Prix weekend.
Albon was replaced by reserve driver Nyck de Vries. He made his F1 debut and finished tenth at Monza to earn points. On October 2, there will be a grand Prix in Singapore.
Nyck de Vries, who had previously been testing with Aston Martin on the Friday of the previous weekend, took his spot. Albon tweeted an update noting that he was feeling “very good” and praising the efforts of the medical staff at San Gerardo hospital. But he also acknowledged that it could be challenging to go back in time to Singapore in two weeks.
The objective is to be prepared for Singapore, which will be challenging. It is because it is one of the toughest events we compete in. Let’s aim high and monitor the results. “Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for all the lovely words. I’ve been reading as many as I can. It is significant. So thank you, hopefully speaking to you in Singapore, and good night.”
Alex Albon’s treatment was more difficult than it first appeared
Albon underwent laparoscopic surgery at San Gerardo Hospital on Saturday morning, but the procedure was more complicated than it appeared at first. Even though the original procedure went well, it was subsequently discovered that the patient had “unanticipated post-operative anesthesia problems” that caused respiratory failure.
Albon had to be placed on mechanical ventilation after being moved to critical care. He was able to rest overnight, according to the squad, and go home on Tuesday to concentrate on his rehabilitation for Singapore.
In a video that was uploaded on his social media, he stated, “I feel quite well, I feel okay.” Naturally, I had a minor problem on Saturday. The physicians did a fantastic job, and I’m really appreciative that they managed to get me well and out of the hospital by Tuesday.
Since then, I’ve been in Monaco. I’ve started to move about. The objective is to be prepared by Singapore. This will be challenging because it’s one of the toughest events we compete in. However, let’s set our sights high and see what happens.
Albon earned three top-10 finishes and four points for the team in 2022. He has already signed his contract for the following year. Moreover, no serious problems are anticipated to prevent him from competing in 2019.