Billy Monger has set his sights on racing in the new FIA Formula 3 Series in 2019 as he completes an FIA extraction test in Abu Dhabi.
The newest addition to F1’s support package will commence next year with the series replacing the GP3 Series.
Monger, who had both of his lower-legs amputated from a horrifying accident at Donington Park in 2017, made a return behind the wheel of a race car in the 2018 BRDC British F3 Championship. He finished sixth overall in the championship, taking four podium finishes and pole position at Donington, the track where over a year ago his life-changing accident occurred.
The Brit was at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in the support race paddock over the weekend and told Channel 4 that he is aiming for a seat in the new FIA F3 championship, but is looking for sponsors to compete.
“We are looking for commercial sponsors for next year to make a step up into FIA Formula 3,” said Monger.
“It’s tough because it’s the journey that I’m on and I don’t want it to be the end of the journey. I’m pushing my way up and hopefully we should be ok.”
Monger’s incredible and inspirational story was recently captured in a BBC documentary, titled ‘Driven: The Billy Monger Story’. The nineteen-year old is still seeking commercial sponsors to support his racing career.
Ahead of the F2 and F3 test that’ll take place over the week at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, Monger completed an extraction test in an Carlin F2 car that featured the halo.
— billywhizz (@BillyMonger) November 26, 2018
Carlin are one of the ten teams that will enter the new F3 championship, which will feature a 30 car field for 2019.
The Surrey based team have supported Monger’s career recently through F4 and in British F3 and are keen continue to do so. He was a guest of Carlin at the final round of the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship, where they won the teams’ title against ART Grand Prix.