After contracting appendicitis, Alex Albon has taken to social media to update his followers on his condition. The Thai driver also expressed his goal of being ready to compete in the Singapore Grand Prix weekend, with FP1 starting Friday 30th September.
Following the final practice session of the Italian Grand Prix, Williams announced that their no.1 driver, Alex Albon, had been diagnosed with appendicitis and will not race on Sunday.
It was later revealed that Albon suffered with "unexpected post-operative anaesthetic complications which led to respiratory failure". This is an uncommon complication to suffer from, as a result of this kind of surgery. The Williams driver was then transferred to an intensive care unit where he made "excellent progress" before being transferred back to a general ward and eventually returning home on Tuesday.
Albon was replaced by Nyck De Vries for the Italian Grand Prix who finished in 9th, earning the team two points. The Dutch driver's debut was well praised by Formula 1 fans, who showed this recognition by securing him the Driver of the Day award.
Despite De Vries doing an excellent job standing in for Alex Albon, the Thai driver hopes that he will not have to do it again, as Albon has expressed in a recent tweet that he is preparing for Singapore.
In the video that he uploaded on Twitter, Alex acknowledges that Singapore will be pretty tough, as many drivers tend to describe it as one of the most physically challenging circuits on the calendar. So for Albon to aim at competing in the next race, he knows he needs to return to top physical condition.
The Williams driver also shares his physical condition with fans by stating he "feels pretty good" and expresses his gratitude to the doctors who "did an amazing job" following his issue on Saturday and were able to get him out of the hospital on Tuesday.
Albon also thanks all of his fans for "all the kind messages", before signing off with "hopefully see you in Singapore and peace out".