FORMULA ONE ace Alex Albon has revealed he hopes to be fit for the Singapore GP after suffering respiratory failure.
The Williams rider, 26, was taken to intensive care in Monza last Saturday ahead of the Italian GP.
Albon was diagnosed with appendicitis on Saturday morning but suffered respiratory failure after complications during the operation.
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 ordeal and revealed he plans to be back behind the wheel in time for the Singapore GP in early October.
Posted in a video explanation TwitterAlbon thanked the doctors at San Gerardo Hospital in Monza for their “amazing work”.
He said: “I’m feeling pretty good. i feel alright Obviously I had a little problem on Saturday and the doctors did a great job and I am very grateful that they got me in good health and out of the hospital by Tuesday.
“So since I’ve been in Monaco, I’m 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 we go to so it’s not easy. But let’s aim high and see what happens.”
Albon also thanked F1 fans for the messages of support he received while in hospital.
He added: “And just a quick message to say thank you for all the kind messages, I’ve read them all, or as many as I can. And yes, it means a lot.
“So thank you, hope to see you in Singapore and peace.”
Albon was replaced by Nick de Vries for last weekend’s race at Monza, with the Dutchman finishing an impressive ninth place.
Albon’s best finish of the season was also P9 at the Miami GP in May.
He joined Williams earlier this year, replacing George Russell who left to link up with Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes.
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