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F1 Driver Alex Albon Hospitalized in ICU After Suffering Respiratory Failure

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Formula One driver Alex Albon suffered respiratory failure and needed to be hospitalized on Saturday, in accordance with a statement from Williams Racing.

Albon underwent successful laparoscopic surgery previously Saturday for an appendicitis but suffered “unexpected post-operative anaesthetic complications” that resulted in his respiratory failure.

The 26-year-old was used in intensive care at a hospital in Monza, Italy, but made “excellent progress overnight and could be taken off mechanical ventilation yesterday morning.”

He didn’t suffer any more complications and contains been used in the overall ward. He could be likely to be discharged and return home to England on Tuesday.

Per the Williams Racing statement, Albon is targeted on his recovery and making his go back to the track for the Singapore Grand Prix on Oct. 2.

The Thai driver have been scheduled to race in the Italian Grand Prix this last weekend but pulled out Friday due to appendicitis.

Alex Albon @alex_albon

Appendicitis, surgery no racing isnt what I was expecting this weekend!

Negatives:
– Passing up on what appears like a solid weekend for us
– Pain

Positives
– Weight-loss for Singapore
– Cool scars pic.twitter.com/HOfA18eF5W

Nyck de Vries replaced him in the field, making his F1 debut. The 27-year-old was the Formula 2 champion in 2019 and the Formula E champion in 2021. The Dutchman finished ninth, scoring two championship points for Williams.

Albon was promoted to F1 in 2019 under Scuderia Toro Rosso, though he was promoted to Red Bull Racing after just 12 races and remained with the team for the 2020 campaign, finishing seventh.

He was demoted to the role of ensure that you reserve driver for Red Bull in 2021. He joined the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters and finished sixth overall. Albon joined Williams Racing prior to the 2022 campaign and is ranked 19th in the drivers’ standings.

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