Monger given all clear for racing return at F3 opener


Billy Monger - Carlin - Donington Park - BRDC F3
Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Billy Monger has been given the all clear to race in the BRDC British Formula 3 season opener this weekend.

The 18-year-old, who lost both his legs in an F4 accident last April, will race with Carlin in a modified F3 car.

Monger’s car will have a paddle on the steering wheel which operates the throttle, while the brakes will be controlled by a pedal.

MotorSport Vision, which operates the championship, has confirmed Monger won’t get an advantage by using this system.

“I’m really excited to confirm that I’ll be on the grid for the first round of the BRDC British F3 Championship at Oulton Park this weekend,” said Monger.

“It’s one race at a time for the time being, but I’m hoping to confirm for the rest of the season soon.

“Thanks to Carlin and my sponsor Baylis and Harding for their continued support, and I can’t wait to get on the grid!”

“It’s absolutely incredible to have him back on the grid,” said a Carlin spokesperson“He helps motivate the team, he is competitive as well and has the potential to do a lot more.

“We want to be able to help him achieve his potential.”

Monger has spent several weeks testing with Carlin, but this will be the first time he’s raced competitively since his accident.

He’ll run alongside Nicolai Kjaergaard, Sun Yue Yang, and a third, currently unconfirmed, driver at Carlin. The team has been given special permission to run four cars this season due to exceptional circumstances.