JHR Developments has confirmed British Formula 4 racer Billy Monger lost both of his legs as a result of the crash during Sunday's race at Donington Park.

Monger hit a stationary car at high speed during round six of the F4 British Championship, leaving him with severe injuries to his legs. Medical teams took over 90 minutes to extract him from the car.

Monger was transferred to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham where he underwent surgery.

In a post on a JustGiving page set up on Wednesday by JHR Developments., it was confirmed that both of Monger's lower legs had been lost as a result of the accident.

Full statement from JHR Developments regarding Billy Monger's injuries:

"After being involved in one of the most horrific crashes Motorsport has seen Billy Monger is a teenager that needs little introduction. Thousands of people have already watched the haunting footage of the crash which left Billy fighting for his life.

"Due to the injuries sustained and despite every effort, Billy has sadly lost both his lower legs and now faces a huge challenge to recover and return to a full and active life.

"Well known in motorsport for being not only an extremely talented young driver but for also being a truly special 17 year old - loved and admired by his team, fellow competitors, supporters and of course his devoted family. Billy is a complete one off, a cracking young man with a spark that makes it impossible for anyone not to like him.

"Full of spirit, Billy is one of those people that instantly lights up a room. His positive, plucky outlook on life is not only hugely endearing but also incredibly inspirational and it's phenomenal to see how respected and loved Billy is.

"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.

"We are in the process of establishing a Trust to receive, hold, manage and expend funds for Billy's benefit. In the meantime you can help start the process by donating online. Donations will be used to fund the care, treatments and therapies required by Billy in the immediate future and going forward, helping him to return to a full and active life."

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