Teenage racer Billy Monger, who lost parts of both his legs in a Formula Four crash last year, has confirmed he will return to racing in the British F3 series with Carlin.
Monger, 18, will compete on a race-by-race basis for the Carlin team starting with the season-opening round at Oulton Park this weekend.
It will be his first race since his crash at Donington Park on April 16th last year. Monger, unsighted, drove his JHR Developments-run car into the back of Patrick Pasma’s Carlin machine approaching McLean’s corner at over 190kph.
“Excited to announce I’ll be lining up on the grid for the first race of BRDC British F3 this weekend,” Monger announced on social media. “One race at a time for now but hoping to confirm for the rest of the season soon. Thanks Carlin and Bayhar for your continued support.”
Following his crash a crowdfund raised over £800,000 for Monger including contributions from several major figures in motor sport including F1 drivers. He returned to the cockpit less than three months after his crash. Monger uses specially adapted hand control to operate the accelerator, brakes and clutch.
The British F3 championship runs eight triple-header events including rounds at Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamps and Donington Park. Monger’s team mates will be Nicolai Kjaergaard and Renault F1 team junior racer Sun Yue Yang.