Alex Albon: Williams driver released from hospital after complications from appendicitis surgery

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However, he felt unwell the following morning and was replaced by reserve driver and Formula E champion Nyck de Vries.

Alex Albon was released from hospital on Tuesday

Last Updated: 14/09/22 11:09am

The 26-year-old missed the Italian Grand Prix in Monza with appendicitis on Saturday morning.

He was transferred to the nearby San Gerardo Hospital for surgery, but ended up in intensive care and required assistance with breathing.

The 27-year-old Dutchman finished in ninth place to score points on his F1 debut.

Albon returned to the grid this season, after spending the 2021 season as a test and reserve driver with Red Bull and replaced George Russell who was drafted into Mercedes.

Albon will be hopeful of returning to the grid for the next race in Singapore on October 2.

Albon, who was born in London but races under a Thai flag because of his mother's nationality, took part in practice in Monza on Friday.

Williams confirmed to Sky Sports News that Albon has been released from hospital and is now recovering at home in Monaco.

The Williams driver was taken off the ventilator on Saturday before being released from hospital on Tuesday.

He is currently 19th in the 2022 standings, with four points, and two places above his team-mate Nicholas Latifi, while Williams currently sit bottom of the Constructors table, on six points, 19 behind Aston Martin who are a place above.

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