Alexander Albon, a Williams driver, delivers the good news at the beginning of a short video clip on social networks: “I feel good, I feel fine.” He survived Saturday’s appendectomy from the Monza race well, although there was a “small problem” and complications arising.
Albon says he was treated “excellently” by the medical staff in Milan. After being discharged from hospital on Tuesday, he went straight to his home in Monaco. There he began to “walk around”, as the Formula 1 driver says.
“The goal is to be ready for the Singapore game, but that will be difficult because Singapore is one of our toughest races. It won’t be easy there,” Albon said. So his participation in the Grand Prix is a “great goal” for him. “But let’s sit down and then we’ll see,” he explains.
Finally, Albon thanks a number of compliments and messages from his fans: “I’ve read all the messages, or at least as many as possible. It means a lot to me. Thank you!”
At the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, Albon was soon replaced by Mercedes substitute driver Nick de Vries in a Williams FW44. On his first outing in Formula 1 at the weekend, the Dutchman immediately made the second quarter in qualifying and scored points in the race with a ninth place.
It has not been confirmed whether de Vries might intervene on behalf of Albon in Singapore. With his debut at the Grand Prix, the 2020/21 Formula E world champion has increased his chances of a regular place in Formula 1 in 2023: for example, he met Red Bull’s sporting director Helmut Marko these days in The Conversation.
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