‘Ready for Singapore’ – Alex Albon breaks silence after respiratory failure ordeal as Williams star eyes rapid F1 return

‘Ready for Singapore’ – Alex Albon breaks silence after respiratory failure ordeal as Williams star eyes rapid F1 return

FORMULA ONE ace Alex Albon is hoping to be fit for the Singapore GP following his respiratory failure scare.

The Williams driver, 26, was rushed into intensive care last Saturday in Monza ahead of the Italian GP.

Alex Albon has broken his silence after suffering from respiratory failure
Alex Albon has broken his silence after suffering from respiratory failureCredit: https://twitter.com/alex_albon
Albon spent last Saturday night in intensive care
Albon spent last Saturday night in intensive careCredit: Getty

Albon was diagnosed with appendicitis on Saturday morning, but after complications during surgery he suffered respiratory failure.

The Thai-British driver spent the night on a ventilator before being transferred to a general ward on Sunday morning, and discharged on Tuesday.

Now Albon has broken his silence on the terrifying ordeal, and revealed he plans to be back behind the wheel in time for the Singapore GP at the start of October.

In a video statement posted to Twitter, Albon thanked doctors at the San Gerardo hospital in Monza for doing an “amazing job” treating him.

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He said: “I feel pretty good. I feel OK. Obviously on Saturday I had a slight issue and the doctors did an amazing job and I’m very grateful that they got me in good health and out of the hospital by Tuesday.

“So I’ve been in Monaco since then, I’ve been starting to walk around and the goal is to be ready for Singapore, which is going to be tough.

“It’s one of the toughest races that we go to so it’s not an easy one. But let’s aim high and see what happens.”

Albon also thanked F1 fans for the messages of support he received while in hospital.

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He added: “And just a quick message to say thank you for all the kind messages, I’ve been reading them all, or as many as I can. And yes it means a lot.

“So thanks, hopefully see you in Singapore, and peace out.”

Albon was replaced for last weekend’s race in Monza by Nick de Vries, with the Dutchman finishing an impressive P9.

Albon’s best result this season was also P9 at the Miami GP back in May.

He joined Williams earlier this year, replacing George Russell who left to link up with Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes.

Nick de Vries raced in Albon's place last weekend
Nick de Vries raced in Albon’s place last weekendCredit: Splash

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