For the first time since his horrific accident in British F4, Billy Monger has driven a single-seater again. It happened two days ago, in Oulton Park, where the British driver tested with Carlin on a modified BRDC F3 car with an F4 chassis. His goal is clear: He wants to race again.
On April last year, in British F4, in Donington Park, teenager driver Billy Monger, aged 17 at that time, had an horrendous crash during the third race of the weekend. The consequence of this crash were atrocious for his career, as he got the lower part of both of his legs amputated.
Since then, and thanks to the donations of fans and racing drivers such as Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, among many others; he has only focused on recovering with one purpose, return to racing.
His training has basically consisted of working at the simulator in Carlin, where he has completed extesive testing sessions. In November, only seven moths after his crash, he completed a round of the V de V Sports. He has been related to a programme whose long-term aim is to place an entry in the Le Mans 24H only driven by disabled drivers.
He, however, has always said that his main goal is to return to race on single-seaters, and now, ten months after his accident, he has managed to drive one. He is also working with the FIA and the Motor Sports Association to eliminate a rule which prevents disabled drivers from racing.
For the moment, no information about how properly he has been able to drive or how good he has felt on the car has been revealed. There is also nothing known about his inmediate plans, but he probably will complete more testing sessions before he returns to a racing series.