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The rider ended up in intensive care before qualifying in Formula 1. His replacement got into a fairy tale



While Albon was on a ventilator, his replacement had an amazing race.

Formula 1 racing is the pinnacle of one of the most traumatic sports. Although the organizers have achieved an incredible level of pilot safety in the new century, accidents and unpleasant incidents do occur from time to time.

However, at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, Williams lost Alex Albon not due to a mechanical collision, but as a result of an inflamed appendix. A simple operation turned into a nightmare, so the British team had to urgently call a reservist.

While Albon was on a ventilator, Nick De Vries earned points on the run in his debut race.

Incredible storyline.

Common appendicitis

Before the start of the race weekend in Monza, the Williams team hung out in the basement of the Formula 1 Constructors’ Championship. Over the 15 previous stages, they managed to earn only four points, and Alex Albon got them all. The Thai-British race car driver made his debut in the royal races in 2019, and the following season, speaking for Red Bull, he drove onto the podium twice and finished seventh in the final standings.

But this year, Alex is not impressive, although he performs much better than his Canadian partner Nicholas Latifi, who has never entered the top 10 yet. What was the disappointment of the bosses, when on Saturday morning on the eve of qualifying Albon felt unwell.

At the San Gerardo hospital, he was immediately diagnosed with appendicitis. In our time, an ordinary operation, so no one attached much importance to what happened, except that Williams had to urgently call a reserve rider:

Williams Racing can confirm that after feeling unwell this morning and seeking medical attention from the FIA ​​and the local hospital, Alex Albon is currently being treated for appendicitis. Based on this, we can confirm that reserve driver Nick De Vries will replace Alex for the remainder of the Italian Grand Prix weekend. Alex is in good spirits and the team wishes him a speedy recovery,” the team reported.

Incredible debut and terrible operation

The 27-year-old Dutchman unexpectedly got the chance to prove himself in Monza and at the same time make his debut in Formula 1. The former Formula E and Formula 2 champion competed in free practice in Spain and during the French Grand Prix, but he was never allowed into the main session. So only desperate optimists could count on his successful performance.

In qualifying, De Vries dropped out after the second segment and got 13th position, but performed better than teammate Latifi. He was content with 16th place, leaving the circle after the first segment. The Dutchman completed his personal program at least.

While the debutant was qualifying, Albon was just undergoing a laparoscopy, after which terrible things began to happen to the pilot. It became difficult for the 26-year-old athlete to breathe and had to be re-intubated, connected to a ventilator and transferred to intensive care.

After the operation, the British pilot developed severe respiratory failure. The team noted in a statement that this is a known but extremely rare complication caused by the effects of anesthesia.

Naturally, all Sunday in the camp of the British team, nervousness reigned, which, apparently, became the ideal motivation for De Vries. The debutant managed to take 9th place at the end of the Grand Prix and brought Williams two more points in offset, perfectly replacing Albon.

And the next day, the 9-time Constructors’ Championship winners issued a reassuring statement regarding the health of their main pilot:

“He made excellent progress overnight and was able to take him off the ventilator yesterday morning. He is currently transferred to the general ward and is expected to return home tomorrow. There were no other complications, they pleased the fans.

After such a successful end to a difficult stage, Williams can only regret the next failure of Latifi, who may suffer the most due to Albon’s problems. There is a chance that in Singapore we will see De Vries already as a replacement for the Canadian.

    Source: Sportbox

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    Who won the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix? The list of all winners at Suzuka and Fuji




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    Those crowned in Suzuka and Fuji.

    The Formula 1 will return to Suzuka. The Japanese Grand Prix returns to the calendar after a three-year absence as a result of the pandemic.

    An event that does not always offer great fights, but it is a place that has become an inevitable classic for all fans of the division.

    under all the winners of the Japanese Formula 1 GP.

    Who has won the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix the most times?

    Michael Schumacher

    The driver who has won the most times Japanese Grand Prix has been Michael Schumacher. German prevailed in 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004, i.e. in total 6 times. A feat done to him by the king of Suzuka and which will hardly be matched.

    In second place it stands out Lewis Hamilton with 5 wins imposed in 2007, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018 and followed by Sebastian Vettel with 4 (2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013).

    All Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix winners

    Valtteri Bottas Vettel Japan 2019

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    Year Pilot Equipment
    1976 (at Fuji) Mario Andretti Lotus
    1977 (at Fuji) James Hunt McLaren
    1987 Gerhard Berger ferrari
    1988 Ayrton Senna McLaren
    1989 Alessandro Nanini Benetton
    1990 Nelson Pickett Benetton
    1991 Gerhard Berger McLaren
    1992 Ricardo Patrese Williams
    1993 Ayrton Senna McLaren
    1994 Damon Hill Williams
    one thousand nine hundred and ninety five Michael Schumacher Benetton
    nineteen ninety six Damon Hill Williams
    1997 Michael Schumacher ferrari
    1998 Mika Hakkinen McLaren
    1999 Mika Hakkinen McLaren
    2000 Michael Schumacher ferrari
    2001 Michael Schumacher ferrari
    2002 Michael Schumacher ferrari
    2003 Rubens Barrichello ferrari
    2004 Michael Schumacher ferrari
    2005 Kimi Raikkonen McLaren
    2006 Fernando Alonso Renault
    2007 (at Fuji) Lewis Hamilton McLaren
    2008 (at Fuji) Fernando Alonso Renault
    2009 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
    2010 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
    2011 Jenson Button McLaren
    2012 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
    2013 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
    2014 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
    2015 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
    2016 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
    2017 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
    2018 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
    2019 Valtteri Botas Mercedes

    Source: Sporting News

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    Scandal in Formula 1. The rider broke the rules and won a sensational victory




    Perez was fined, but this was not enough for the opponents. In the Ferrari they tear and rush.

    The finish line of the Singapore Grand Prix turned out to be unattainable for many participants in the race – half a dozen pilots retired prematurely. The wet track made the leaders err, which made the sensation possible. Three penalties and a trial after the finish could not deprive Sergio Perez of victory.

    Ferrari’s hopes did not come true.

    Fourth victory

    The 17th round of the Formula 1 World Championship ended with a sensational result. The victory in the Singapore Grand Prix was pulled out by the Mexican Sergio Perez, who bypassed both his Red Bull partner and season leader Max Verstappen and Ferrari competitors Charles Leclerc with Carlos Sainz Jr. Even the penalty that the rivals were counting on did not prevent Cheko from holding the first position – he took the highest step of the podium for the fourth time in his career.

    In qualifying, Perez lost to Leclerc, but in difficult conditions he coped better with the start. The downpour made adjustments to the plans of the organizers – the start of the race was postponed for an hour, but even these measures did not save the participants from rivalry on a wet track. Almost everyone made mistakes, the difference was only in the consequences.

    Nicholas Latifi and Guanyu Zhou collided, after which both were unable to continue the race. Fernando Alonso left the race, Alexander Albon had an accident, Esteban Okon and Yuko Tsunoda did not reach the finish line. Experienced difficulties on the track Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen.

    Perez got to the finish line without significant misfires, but scored fines along the way. On the 10th, and twice on the 36th laps, the Mexican broke the rules, for which he received a reprimand and a reprimand, a warning from the race director and a penalty of 5 seconds. While the safety car was on the race track, the pilot lagged far behind it, which is a violation of the regulations. Given that Cheko was ahead of the nearest competitor by 7.595 seconds, a five-second penalty was not particularly dangerous for him. However, disputes over punishment continued after the finish.

    Reason for fine

    – During two different safety cars, Cheko made the same mistake. We expect the penalty to be at least 10 seconds. We are sorry that the decision was not made during the race because Charles attacked and wore out the front tires,” Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto was quoted as saying by Sky Sport Italia.

    A penalty of 10 seconds absolutely could not suit Perez, but it was in the hands of the Ferrari leader Charles Leclerc. The stewards of the race began an investigation, having previously called Checo, but could not find a reason to take the first line from the Mexican pilot.

    The victory did not allow Perez to bypass Leclerc in the individual competition – the Monegasque holds the second place, Cheko is still third. However, it was possible to get close to the competitor from Ferrari almost closely; in the remaining races of the season, Charles will hardly feel safe. In the Constructors’ Championship, the Italian stable also failed to fundamentally improve its position, despite a not very successful race for Red Bull leader Verstappen.

      Source: Sportbox

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      Red Bull driver Sergio Perez wins Singapore Grand Prix, race starts one hour late




      The Mexican driver of Red Bull Sergio Perez became the winner of the 17th round of the World Championship in the Formula 1 class, which was held in Singapore.

      The race started an hour late due to heavy rain. Ferrari’s Monegasque Charles Leclerc, who started first, was second, followed by his teammate Spaniard Carlos Sainz Jr.

      The next stage will take place in Japan next week.

      World Championship in the Formula 1 class. 17th stage. Singapore Grand Prix


      1. Sergio Perez (Mexico, Red Bull)

      2. Charles Leclerc (Monaco, Ferrari) – +7.595

      3. Carlos Sainz (Spain, Ferrari) – +15.305

      4. Lando Norris (Great Britain, McLaren) – +26.133

      5. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia, McLaren) – +58.282

      Source: Sportbox

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