Billy Monger has recorded a podium finish in his first race back since losing his lower legs in an accident last April, crossing the line third in the British Formula 3 season-opener at Oulton Park.

Monger, 18, was left with serious injuries following an accident in a British Formula 4 race at Donington Park, resulting in the amputation of his lower legs.

Monger showed no signs of shying away from a racing return, testing a VW Fun Cup car just months after his accident, and was named as an additional entry for Carlin at this weekend's British F3 round at Oulton Park.

Driving a modified car incorporating hand controls on the steering wheel and a modified seat, Monger qualified fifth for Carlin on Saturday before taking third place in the race, finishing behind Linus Lundqvist and Carlin teammate Nicolai Kjærgaard. Monger was able to make up two positions early in the race, and retained P3 to the chequered flag.

Monger will feature in the next two races of the British F3 round at Oulton Park, but has no deal in place to race for the remainder of the season as things stand.

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