Following a much-publicised accident over the Easter weekend, the Club sends its best wishes to 17-year-old Formula 4 racing driver Billy Monger.
Members may have seen via social media or in the national news that Billy Monger, an up and coming 17-year-old British racing driver, suffered devastating injuries at Donington Park.
Having worked his way up the ranks through Karting, Monger joined the F4 British Championship with JHR Developments in 2016, scoring three podiums and finishing 12th in the championship. He remained with the team for the 2017 season.
Sadly, on 16 April 2017, Monger was involved in a high-speed crash during a race at Donington. It is reported to have taken 90 minutes to remove Monger from the wreckage, before he was airlifted to the Queen’s Medical Centre.
Thanks to the ever-increasing standards in motorsport safety, such incidents are becomingly increasingly rare. However, on this occasion, Monger suffered life-changing injuries and as a result of the horrifying collision, Monger has had the lower part of both of his legs amputated.
To help raise money for his recovery and return to the sport, a JustGiving page was been setup by JHR Developments, and has raised more than £600,000 in the first 24 hours. A number of Formula 1 drivers as well as senior figures from the motorsport world, have shown their support towards the young driver with Jenson Button donating £15,000 alone.
The Club sends its best wishes to Billy Monger for a speedy recovery and our thoughts are also extended to his family and friends.
Image courtesy of British F4 on Twitter