Stoneman Undergoes Surgery

Young Brit recovering from 6 Hour Operation Positive Early Signs for F2 Champ

1st September 2011

Formula 2 Champion Dean Stoneman is recovering at his Hampshire home after undergoing major surgery at Spire Southampton Hospital.

The 21-year old driver underwent the planned operation following two courses of Chemotherapy to treat Testicular Cancer which was diagnosed in January this year.

“Dean is recovering well,” said Stoneman’s Manager Stephen Noakes. He added: “Dean’s body has responded incredibly well to the eight months of almost constant treatment. This has allowed the operation to finally take place. The procedure removed all of the affected tissue and it has been deemed very successful by his specialists. This is a major step forward on the road to full recovery, but Dean has to relax now, which to anybody who knows him can appreciate will not be easy! ”

Soon after returning home last weekend the reigning F2 Champion fuelled his desire to return to racing, by watching the Belgian F1 Grand Prix with his friends and family on TV.

Stoneman will continue to be monitored by his specialists including regular tests.

Dean and the Stoneman family would like to thank everybody for their kind messages and continued support.

7 thoughts on “Stoneman Undergoes Surgery

  1. Good to see your recovering well !! The whole of the Moore family hope to see you back racing soon , motorsport is missing a big part without you in it !!

    The Moore Family xx

  2. One step closer to your return to the cockpit. Take it easy and come back to your winning ways as soon as possible. British motor racing needs proper blokes like you. Humphrey Corbett

  3. Humphrey Corbett: I disagree with you. British motor racing only?! No, the world motor racing! BTW, let’s remember about option for 2012 from ISR team in Formula Renault and Patrick Head’s promise to provide another opportunity for Dean to test Williams F1 car!

  4. Hello, Dean

    I wish you all the best for your recovery and a quick return to racing. I am a fan of yours and look forward to you getting your career back on track.

    You were just unlucky with the disease you were diagnosed, but it can happen to anyone. Unfortunately, it happened to you. But I am sure that, as a strong person, you will overcome that misfortune and be very successful!

    Best wishes from Portugal, me and from my motorsport loving family.

  5. The world needs you to be a role model Dean, you have have demonstrated exemplary drive, dedication and determination, your an inspiration.

    God Bless

  6. Graham McMillan

    Hi Dean.
    You probably dont remember me, but I am an old friend of your Dad. I was really shocked to here about your misfortune as you were clearly on the road to a world class carear in motor racing. I am really glad to here you are well on the way to recovery and I am sure that it will only be a hiccup on your way to a very successful future.
    Graham McMillan