Wayne Taylor Racing’s Max Angelelli has returned home to his family in Italy after being released from a hospital in Florida. The Wayne Taylor Racing driver finished second on the road during last weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona, yet was unable to celebrate with the team after being immediately taken to a nearby hospital in an ambulance.
Overcome by a broken exhaust header that filled the cockpit of the No. 10 Corvette DP with noxious fumes, Angelelli persevered over the final laps of the 24-hour race and held onto take second. Sickened by the fumes, Angelelli remained in hospital overnight and regained enough strength to catch a flight on Wednesday, where he was greeted by his sons upon arrival (ABOVE, photo courtesy of Max Angelelli).
Partnered with Ricky and Jordan Taylor, and Formula 1 veteran Rubens Barrichello, Angelelli came within 26 seconds of earning the team’s first victory at IMSA’s season opener for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.