Double amputee Billy Monger will make his British Formula 3 race debut after securing a deal with Carlin for the 2018 season opener at Oulton Park as he targets a full-time move for this year.

The 18-year-old got behind the wheel of Carlin’s British F3 car at the Cheshire circuit back in February at a test in what was his first time driving a single-seater since his horrific high-speed crash during a British F4 race at Donington Park in April last year.

Monger had one leg amputated above the knee and the other below after hitting a stationary car but is determined to return to competitive racing and saw a fundraising campaign propelled by support from Formula 1 stars including reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Having secured support from the Motor Sports Association, Monger has overturned an FIA rule that had previously denied disabled drivers the opportunity to compete in international-level single-seater categories.

Monger drives a modified Carlin British F3 car and having impressed during testing he has secured a one-event entry into the 2018 opener at Oulton Park for this Easter weekend (31 March – 2 April) which is running as a support series to the British GT championship.

The British teenager has confirmed he will take it “one race at a time for now” but is aiming to secure a full-time drive with Carlin in British F3 for 2018.

 

 

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