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Albon reveals how "relatively simple" operation almost cost him his life

Ian Parkes Thursday 29 September 2022 13:13 Alex Albon has detailed how a relatively simple appendix operation almost ended up costing the Williams F1 driver his life. Albon was rushed to a hospital near Monza suffering from appendicitis on Saturday morning ahead of the Italian Grand Prix. Although the procedure went smoothly, the Thai-British suffered from unexpected post-operative anaesthetic complications which led to respiratory failure. It led to Albon being placed on a ventilator and maintained in an induced sedative state for a period of time whilst his lungs cleared of fluid. Describing what unfolded, Albon said: "Luckily, I was quite drugged up so I don't remember much of it....
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