Alex Albon has addressed his followers on social media following his launch from hospital after contracting appendicitis, with the Thai driver saying his purpose is now on getting totally match for the Singapore Grand Prix in two weeks’ time.
Ahead of final practice for final weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, it was introduced that Albon had been identified with appendicitis – with the Williams driver then struggling “unexpected post-operative anaesthetic complications which led to respiratory failure” in line with an announcement from his staff, with Albon transferred to intensive care and placed on mechanical air flow.
However, having been discharged from hospital on Tuesday, Albon addressed his followers on Friday evening, telling them that he was working to get match for the Singapore Grand Prix – with Dutch driver Nyck de Vries having stood in for Albon at Monza.
“I feel pretty good, I feel okay,” mentioned Albon, in a video posted on his social media accounts. “Obviously on Saturday I had a slight subject and the medical doctors did an incredible job, and I’m very grateful that they bought me in good well being and out of the hospital by Tuesday.
“I’ve been in Monaco since then, I’ve been beginning to stroll round. The purpose is to be prepared by Singapore, which goes to be powerful; it’s one of many hardest races that we go to, so not a straightforward one, however let’s intention excessive and see what occurs.
“And just a quick message to say thank you for all the kind messages,” he added. “I’ve been reading them all – or as many as I can, and it means a lot. Thanks, hopefully see you in Singapore and peace out.”
Albon has just one earlier outing at Singapore to his title, when he raced to P6 on the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix for Red Bull – with Albon likely eager to comply with up De Vries’s two points at Monza with a top-10 end of his personal on the Marina Bay Street Circuit.