Over £320,000 has been raised for a teenage British Formula 4 driver, who has had amputations to both of his legs, after former Formula One world champions Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button backed the cause.
Billy Monger, 17, was involved in a high-speed crash at Donington Park on Sunday. Monger’s JHR Developments team set up a JustGiving page on Wednesday afternoon with the aim of raising £260,000 and the target was reached and then exceeded within hours. Mercedes driver Hamilton, who has 4.32 million followers tweeted: “I have only just seen the news of this tragic incident.”
Button wrote on his Instagram account: “Hey guys this fellow racer Billy Monger had a big shunt this past weekend at Donington and sadly Billy has had amputations to both legs. This guy needs our help so if you can please donate, I will be doing as much as I can to help this dude out. The donations will be used to fund treatments and therapies required by Billy in the immediate future and going forward.”