British Formula 4 racer Billy Monger took to Facebook on Tuesday to post a thank-you message to the motorsport community and the medical crew that saved his life following his accident at Donington Park two weeks ago.

Monger, 17, lost both of his lower legs after hitting a slow-moving car at high speed during the F4 race that supported the British Touring Car Championship.

Medical staff took over 90 minutes to extract Monger from the car before transferring him by air ambulance to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham where he underwent surgery.

The motorsport community quickly rallied around Monger, raising over ?750,000 to aid his rehabilitation and recovery in the wake of his life-changing accident.

In a post on his personal Facebook page on Tuesday, Monger thanked all of those who had aided and supported him following the accident, making a special mention for his sister, Bonny.

"A huge thank you to each and every one of you!" Monger wrote. "Your kind words have given me and my family the strength to get through this past week.

"The love and generosity of our motorsport family, fans, and everyone that has supported me is awesome and truly inspirational.

"The Marshals, Medics, Doctors, Air Ambulance and extraction crews at Donington along with all the staff at Queens Medical Centre - what can I say? Without you guys I wouldn't be here today! I will always thank you all for saving my life!

"The one true hero of this tragic event has been my sister, Bonny who gave me the will to keep fighting! A value that I will continue to hold now... and for the rest of my life."

You can view the JustGiving page for Monger and make a donation by clicking here

 

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