British Formula 4 driver Billy Monger has been injured after a huge crash during a race last Sunday. It took emergency teams 2 hours to remove him from the car, he was then air lifted to Queen’s medical centre and placed into a comma.
As a result of the injuries suffered both Monger’s lower legs were amputated. It’s expected for he will be woken up in few days.
A statement from the Formula 4 series said:
“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.”
A ‘Just Giving’ fundraising page has been set up to assist with the 17 year old’s rehabilitation. It reached over £80,000 in just a few hours.
The driver Billy hit ‘Patrik Pasma’ was taken to the same centre but was released, without serious injury, the following day.