After double amputation: Monger celebrates comeback
Only one year after his momentous accident Billy Monger drives a race again. The 18-year-old gets into a car that has been converted for him.
British youngster Billy Monger (18) celebrates his comeback less than a year after his terrible accident and the following amputation of both legs.
Monger announced on Tuesday that he will contest the British Formula 3 Championship in Oulton Park in the north-west of England in a converted car at the weekend.
“First a race, but I hope to confirm the rest of the season soon,” twittered Monger, who can shift gears in his modified car with his left hand and brake with one of his leg prostheses.
Monger was 16. On April 1, 2017 a Formula 4 race at Donington Park collided at high speed with another car. After the accident he was in a coma for three days and in hospital for a month.
His fate had aroused great sympathy. Among others, Formula 1 stars Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and former World Champion Jenson Button donated for a crowdfunding campaign to financially support Monger’s treatment.