JustGiving page raises half a million pounds for teen racer following horrific F4 crash


Teenage British Formula 4 driver Billy Monger has lost both of his lower legs following a devastating crash at Donington Park.

The 17-year-old rising star, who raced for JHR Developments, was airlifted to hospital following the high-speed crash on Easter Sunday.

The horrific incident saw Monger slam into the back of fellow driver Patrik Pasma's car, after the unsighted car suddenly appeared in his racing line.

According to Autosport, it took medics close to two hours to extract the teenager from the wreck.

Following the shocking crash, JHR team boss Steven Hunter, along with the Monger family and others, set up a JustGiving page to support Monger's rehabilitation.

It describes Monger, from Charlwood, Surrey, as "a truly special 17-year-old" who is "loved and admired by his team, fellow competitors, supporters and of course his devoted family".

The page adds: "Billy is a complete one off, a cracking young man with a spark that makes it impossible for anyone not to like him.

"Full of spirit, Billy is one of those people that instantly lights up a room.

"His positive, plucky outlook on life is not only hugely endearing but also incredibly inspirational and it's phenomenal to see how respected and loved Billy is.

"Having always been a fighter Billy has already overcome big hurdles in his career – struggling for budget Billy has fought his way into top flight motorsport."

At the time of writing, £472,846 has been raised – nearly double the initial £260,000 goal. Contributor's include former F1 World Champion Jenson Button, who pledged £15,000, and F1 racer Max Verstappen, who also donated £15,000.

Donations will go towards the care, treatment and therapies that Monger will need to help him return to a "full and active life".