This is a story of tragedy and hope, this is Driven: The Billy Monger Story.
On 16 April 2017, Billy Monger suffered a horrific high-speed accident in his F4 racing car. He was airlifted to the hospital from the Donington Park raceway and, when he woke up, his legs had been amputated.
Six months later, he was behind the wheel of a Group CN Ligier JS53 Evo 2-Honda, sharing the drive with another amputee, Frédéric Sausset. They raced in a round of the V de V Challenge Endurance Proto at the Autódrome do Estoril in Portugal, intending to enter the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours with three disabled drivers.
Since then, Monger has raced in various categories of motorsport and even drove a Sauber C30 Formula 1 racing car at the Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby.
He has been an inspiration to many and even had the support of various Formula 1 drivers like Jensen Button and Lewis Hamilton. The latter dedicating his win at the 2017 British GP to Monger.
In November of 2018, the BBC released Driven: The Billy Monger Story, which you can watch below. It'll have you smiling and crying but, ultimately, it'll charge you with courage and hope. It's a splendid story, and Monger is a courageous human being.
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