Billy Monger May Be Close to F3 Deal

We, like most other people in motorsport, have been following the progress of Billy Monger after his awful crash. The young driver lost both his legs last April in a big smash at Donnington Park. Since then, he has shown extreme courage, fortitude and maturity to not only cope with losing his legs as a young teen but to also get back in a racing car.

Nearly There

Since his crash Billy has regained his racing licences by using adapted cars, and he even took part in a stunt display at the Autosport Show recently. Along with all the press, he has also been working with the Carlin team with a view to driving in the Formula 3 Championship. According to Billy, they just need a few more sponsors and he is ready to compete.

Car Changes

Billy’s car has some interesting adaptations. He is still breaking with his left prosthetic leg but when it comes to gear changes and throttle, it is all change. Rather than a left and right paddle shift he has both paddles on the left hand side of the wheel and a throttle on the right. He was quoted as saying it took a lot of getting used to and a lot more track time than he would normally need but it is all working well.

Under a Year

It is worth just taking a moment to really understand how tough this must have been. Losing a limb or limbs must be impossibly tough on anyone, but as a young teenager, it must have surely been that little bit harder. Yet in under a year – yes, under a year! – he is fully recovered and racing and back where he wants to be.

We really hope to see him do well and continue to follow this story of bravery. It is great for anyone who has suffered this kind of injury but also for anyone who has ever faced tough times. It is also very positive to see a disabled driver competing with able bodied racers too.

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