British F4 have released a statement today that Billy Monger, who was in a horrific crash at Donington Park at the weekend, has had a double amputation on his lower legs.
The 17-year-old driver has also been put into an induced coma, he is in a stable condition and an official statement thankfully confirms that the young driver is on the mend. The full statement reads:
“Billy’s family would like to express their gratitude for the first-class medical attention given by Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham and take this opportunity to thank the medical teams, marshals, extrication crews and air ambulance staff for their skilled response and hard work.
Furthermore, they would like to thank Billy’s colleagues, friends, fans and everyone who has demonstrated their affection for him over the past few days.
These messages help give the great strength needed for the recovery process that lies ahead.
The F4 community and wider motorsport world will no doubt be saddened by this news, but are asked to respect the family’s wish for privacy during this difficult time.”
Billy Monger’s situation highlights the risks that all drivers take when they go racing. It’s an unfortunate chain of events, but the important thing is that he is recovering.
The Motorsport community can be a place of heated debate and disagreement at times, but we all share the same passion for racing, and can all help with Billy’s recovery. The Monger Family have set up a GoFundMe Campaign so they can set up a trust to help with the funding of care, treatment and therapy that will follow. The link is HERE, please have a read and spare something if you can.
Thought are with Billy, his family and the people around him at this difficult time from everyone at CLICKON Motorsport and we’re all wishing him a speedy recovery. Share the GoFundMe link if you can to raise as much awareness as possible.