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Formula 1 driver Alex Arr had to be hospitalized this Saturday for respiratory failure, according to a statement from the Williams team.
Albon underwent successful laparoscopic surgery for appendicitis earlier Saturday, but an “unexpected postoperative anesthesia complication” caused him Respiratory failure.
The 26-year-old patient was transferred to the intensive care unit at a hospital in Monza, Italy, but had “overnight” Excellent progress and was able to be removed from mechanical ventilation yesterday morning.”
He has not experienced any further complications and has been transferred to the general ward. He is expected to be released from hospital on Tuesday and return to England.
According to a statement from the Williams team, Albon is focused on his recovery and on October 2, he Will return to the track for the Singapore Grand Prix. The Thai driver was scheduled to take part in the Italian Grand Prix last weekend, but withdrew on Friday due to appendicitis. Alex Albon @alex_albon
Appendicitis, surgery and no games are not what I was looking forward to this weekend!
– missed what looked like a strong weekend for us
– Weight Loss in Singapore
– Cold Scar pic.twitter.com/HOfA18eF5W a>
Nyck de Vries replaced him in his F1 debut. The 27-year-old is a Formula 2 champion in 2019 and a Formula E champion in 2021. The Dutchman finished ninth, earning two championship points for Williams.
He has been relegated to Red Bull’s test driver and reserve driver in 2021. He joined the Tourenwagen Masters in Germany and finished sixth overall. Albon joined Williams ahead of the 2022 season and is 19th in the drivers’ standings.