A Formula 1 driver went to the intensive care unit due to complications after surgery

A Formula 1 driver went to the intensive care unit due to complications after surgery

Formula 1 driver Alex Albon was in the intensive care unit of the hospital in Monza after suffering respiratory failure.

The Thai Williams driver missed the Italian Grand Prix after feeling unwell before Friday’s final free practice and a scan revealed he would need surgery for appendicitis.

The intervention went according to plan, but afterwards the pilot suffered anesthetic complications that led to respiratory failure.

The Thai man was sent to the intensive care unit on a ventilator, which was turned off hours later after Albon was stabilized.

He is now doing well and is expected to return home tomorrow to continue his recovery.

According to “Williams”, another absence from competition should not be reached, with Alex Albon expected to be in line for the Singapore Grand Prix on October 2.

He was replaced by reserve driver Nick de Vries, who finished ninth on his debut at Formula 1 level and took both two points and the Monza Driver of the Day award.

Ironically, with one race De Vries won by two points over incumbent driver Nicolas Latifi, who is still without an asset after 16 starts.

Alex Albon, on the other hand, has 4 points earned after one 9th and two 10th places.