Billy Monger

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Method 1 driver Jenson Button has donated £15,000 to assist Billy Monger

The crew boss of a teenage racing driver mentioned he feared the worst within the aftermath of the crash which price him his legs.

Billy Monger, 17, was in a high-speed crash at Donington Park on Sunday and later had both legs amputated.

Steven Hunter, head of Billy’s crew JHR Developments, mentioned it had been a “heart-wrenching” time.

Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton provided assist, and an attraction has to date raised greater than £500,000.

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Billy has been described as a “enormous character” by his crew

Method 1 driver Jenson Button has donated £15,000 and a hashtag, #billywhizz, is being extensively shared on social media.

Billy, from Charlwood, Surrey, was trapped for 90 minutes when he collided with one other Method four automotive which appeared to have stopped on the racetrack.

He was airlifted to hospital in Nottingham and has undergone a sequence of operations.

Mr Hunter mentioned Billy, who has been with the crew for 4 years, was a “enormous character” and “a part of this crew’s racing household”.

“He’s an excellent driver and an enormous a part of what we do right here. Yesterday we lined everybody up and simply took a while to want him nicely.”

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Medical employees labored “miracles” mentioned the top of ‘s racing crew

Mr Hunter mentioned the moments after the crash had been the worst.

“We noticed the crash and our fears had been as little as they might be, however all credit score to the medical employees on the monitor and on the hospital, they’ve labored miracles.

“It has been heart-wrenching however from the place we had been after the crash to the place we at the moment are, every part has been in the proper route since.

“The pipes are out of his mouth and he spoke. He was hoarse however he nearly spoke.”

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Billy Monger’s case has prompted assist from the worldwide motorsport neighborhood

A JustGiving web page was launched on Wednesday when the extent of Billy’s accidents turned clear.

Mr Hunter mentioned: “It’s a testomony to the world of motorsport that so many individuals have come ahead to assist.”

Mercedes driver Hamilton, who has four.32 million followers on Twitter, tweeted about Billy: “I’ve solely simply seen the information of this tragic incident.”

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Jenson Button has donated £15,000 to the attraction

He later added: “Ideas and prayers are with you and your loved ones, @BillyMonger.”

Button wrote on his Instagram account: “Hey guys this fellow racer Billy Monger had an enormous shunt this previous weekend at Donington and sadly Billy has had amputations to each legs.

“This man wants our assist so in case you can please donate, I can be doing as a lot as I can to assist this dude out.”