F1 rallies around Billy Monger

Date published: April 20 2017

Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa have urged fans to donate to a crowd-funding campaign set up for Billy Monger, whose legs were amputated after a horrific high-speed crash.

The 17-year-old suffered life-changing injuries when he crashed into the back of a rival’s car during Sunday’s Formula Four race at Donington.

Monger is in a critical, but stable condition at Queen’s Medical Centre where he remains in an induced coma.

A crowd-funding campaign has been set up for the teenager and has been supported by Formula 1 drivers and teams alike.

The JustGiving page read: “After being involved in one of the most horrific crashes Motorsport has seen Billy Monger is a teenager that needs little introduction. Thousands of people have already watched the haunting footage of the crash which left Billy fighting for his life.

“Sadly Billy has had amputations to both legs.

“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, however, we now need your kindness and support to help give Billy and his family the best chance to fight these injuries that will affect Billy’s life so massively.”

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