Billy Monger F4 crash: F1 ace Max Verstappen donates £15000 on JustGiving to teen driver – Daily Star

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Pals, family and motorsport stars have managed to raise more than £650,000 for the 17-year-old, from Charlwood, Surrey.

Red Bull Racing firebrand Max Verstappen has now donated a further £15,000 to the campaign on JustGiving.

Meanwhile, the teen – who has now woken from a coma – is already determined to get behind the wheel again, learning how to use a clutch on a steering wheel with his hands.


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BILLY MONGER: More than £650,000 has been raised for the F4 star on JustGiving


“He’s exceptionally positive about the situation – he’s sat there working out how to use a clutch on the steering wheel with his hands.”


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Verstappen, the youngest race winner F1 history, forked over the cash as people from across the racing world helped out.

The Dutchman also shared the JustGiving page to his near 500,000 followers on Twitter.

The 19-year-old said: “Really shocked about Billy Monger’s terrible accident. If you can, please join me in helping him out.”


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JUSTGIVING: Max Verstappen handed over £15,000 to Billy Monger’s fundraising page

F1 aces Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Felipe Massa, and Mark Webber have already lent their support to the youngster.

JHR Developments driver Billy was involved in major crash at the Donington Park racetrack near Derby on Sunday.

His open-wheeler shunted into the rear of another car which had stopped in the track – with the accident broadcast live on ITV4 – and was trapped for 90 minutes.


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Monger has had both of his lower legs amputated, family and friends confirmed earlier this week.

The young driver graduated from go-karts to cars in 2014 and had shown a huge amount of promise, winning a haul of trophies.

His manager told Autosport that Billy is determined to return to racing despite his horror crash.

Steven Hunter, from JHR Developments, said: “We’ve had some real positives. Billy was breathing on his own and talking, to a degree.

“He’s aware of his injuries. He’s exceptionally positive about the situation – he’s sat there working out how to use a clutch on the steering wheel with his hands.

“That’s Billy. There’s a long, long road ahead, he’s going to go through some hard times, but I’m sure with the character he has he’ll come through it.”


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