Billy Monger, the driver that crashed with Patrik Pasma in the final F4 British Championship race at Donington Park last weekend has had a crowdfunding campaign launched in order to raise funds for his recovery.
The accident has proved to be life-changing for the 17-year-old who has been forced to have an amputation below the knee on both his legs. He remains in a ‘critical, but stable condition’ at Queen’s Medical Centre and has been kept in an induced coma over the last few days.
As a result, £260,000 is currently being raised for the future care of the young star.
The statement from the Monger family as well as Steven Hunter, the boss of his JHR Developments team was written on the justgiving.com website, with the family also asking for privacy at this time.
“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.”
You can visit the crowd funding page here.
Messages of support once again came from close friends and concerned fans all around the racing world as well as those in a similar position.
2/2 From all of us at JHR and the Monger family, we gratefully appreciate any donations no matter how big or small. Thanks for your support.
— Steven Hunter (@JHRdevelopments) April 19, 2017
— bonnymonger (@Bonny_Monger) April 19, 2017
The other driver involved in the crash, Pasma, was released from hospital on Monday having not sustained serious injuries, according to Autosport.com.
The race that Monger crashed in was initially red flagged, intended to be re-run later that day. Due to time constraints, the event was never restarted with half points awarded to the drivers on the red flag lap. The result saw Linus Lundqvist claim his maiden win of the season. Monger himself left the weekend sixth in the standings.
We at thecheckeredflag.co.uk would like to wish Billy a speedy recovery.