Billy Monger has successfully completed an extraction test in a Halo-shod FIA Formula 2 car in Abu Dhabi.

Monger, who had both of his lower legs amputated following his horrific Formula 4 crash at Donington Park in 2017, shared a video of himself exiting one of Carlin’s F2 cars, which features the Halo cockpit protection device.

FIA regulations require drivers to be able to extricate themselves from the cockpit within five seconds to ensure their safety in the event of an accident.

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The 19-year-old is eyeing up a move into the newly rebranded FIA F3 Championship for 2019 but admitted finding new sponsors to help fund a full campaign on the Formula 1 support bill next year will now prove his “biggest challenge”.

Monger completed a remarkable return to single-seater racing in the BRDC British F3 Championship during 2018 and finished sixth in the drivers’ standings.

He managed four podiums – including on his race debut in the series – and also claimed his first British F3 pole position at Donington just 17 months after his life-changing accident at the Leicestershire circuit.

Carlin, the team which funded the majority of his maiden British F3 campaign, is one of the 10 outfits entered into the new FIA F3 series next season.

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