Billy Monger will make his much-awaited racing comeback at Oulton Park this Easter weekend, confirming he will race in the BRDC British F3 Championship with Carlin.
18 year old Monger has been testing with Carlin during pre-season as he continues to make his amazing recovery from injuries sustained in a British F4 accident last April. It has been announced that he will race at Oulton Park with the aim of generating sponsorship to fund a full season in British F3 with Carlin.
Monger’s career was on the up before his accident at Donington Park. He finished fifth overall in the 2015 Ginetta Junior Championship before moving to single-seaters in 2016 in the F4 British Championship.
He secured three podiums that year and 12th overall in the standings, and remained in the series for 2017, taking two podium finishes from six races before suffering his life-changing injuries. Following the crash, Monger has received widespread support from across the world of motorsport with messages of support from F1 stars such as Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Jenson Button
His racing return in British F3 comes behind the wheel of a specially adapted Tatuus-Cosworth car, with a steering wheel throttle and a single pedal – raised up from the foot well – used for braking with his prosthetic leg. Championship organiser MSV is extremely keen to support Monger’s rehabilitation and is delighted with his return to racing.
Monger was a very impressive sixth fastest in the official media day test at Donington Park at the start of March, despite still getting used to his new controls. He was less than a second off the overall pace and was 11th fastest on his first visit to Spa Francorchamps last week.
Monger commented: “I’m really excited to confirm that I’ll be on the grid for the first round of the BRDC British F3 Championship at Oulton Park this weekend. It’s one race at a time for the time being, but I’m hoping to confirm for the rest of the season soon. Thanks to Carlin and my sponsor Baylis and Harding for their continued support, and I can’t wait to get on the grid!”