Successful lung transplant for Ojjeh
3 November 2013 – McLaren shareholder Mansour Ojjeh is recovering well in hospital after a successful double lung transplant, the Woking-based Formula 1 outfit confirmed on Sunday.
Ojjeh, who had been suffering with IPF lung disease for the past four years, is said to be "well on the road to a full recovery", and is due to return to the paddock in 2014.
"My family and I have been through a very challenging period in our lives," Ojjeh said after his surgery. "However, I'm very grateful for the superb medical assistance that I've received, and I'm both elated and relieved that I'm now on the road to a full recovery.
"We've missed our great friends in the paddock as well as the up-close-and-personal excitement of Formula 1, but we've faithfully watched every Grand Prix on television."
Ojjeh added that he is "looking forward to enjoying more great times" in the paddock.