Teenage driver Billy Monger undergoes leg amputations after Donington crash

Posted April 20, 2017

A 17-year-old British racing driver lost both of his lower legs after a horrific accident at Donington Park on Sunday.

Incredibly, Pasma, on the other hand, was virtually unharmed.

Billy Monger's auto collided with a Finnish rival's during a British F4 race at Donnington 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.

"The medical team there are pleased that all Billy's vital signs are showing progress and going in the right direction", the statement added, with the teenager "expected to be woken in the next few days".

Ingram wrote: "Billy is a complete one off, a cracking young man with a spark that makes it impossible for anyone not to like him". The Formula 4 British Championship is a low-priced entrance to vehicle racing, with Monger hoping to move up from go-karting. Medics worked hard to save his legs but had to amputate both below the knees. The racing series gathers together a mix of professional motor racing teams and privately funded drivers, BBC.com reported.

"Having always been a fighter Billy has already overcome big hurdles in his career - struggling for budget Billy has fought his way into top-flight motorsport, however, we now need your kindness and support to help give Billy and his family the best chance to fight these injuries that will affect Billy's life so massively".

Monger is a rising star of the British motorsport scene, taking four victories from five races in the F4 Challenge Cup in 2017.

Sergio Perez, a rival of Hamilton in the F1 championship, also appealed for help. Footage of the Billy Monger crash can be viewed below.