Albon heading home after hospital ordeal

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Williams Formula 1 driver Alex Albon has been discharged from hospital in Italy and gone home to Monaco after missing the 2022 Italian Grand Prix with appendicitis, thereafter suffering respiratory failure.

A team spokeswoman confirmed the 26-year-old was released on Tuesday. Albon was replaced at Monza by Dutch reserve Nyck de Vries, who finished ninth on his race debut after qualifying eighth.

Williams said on Monday that Albon had suffered “unexpected post-operative anaesthetic complications which led to respiratory failure”.

He spent Saturday night in intensive care and was removed from mechanical ventilation on Sunday. The next race is in Singapore on 2 October which Albon intends to be fit for. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin)