In order to help British F4 driver, Billy Monger take care of bills and other treatments so as to aid in his care and recovery, motorsport community in unison has been able to raise a total of £490,000 for the teen.
The horrendous crash which occurred during a race on Sunday at the Donington Park rocked the motorsport world. The 17-year old teenager collided with the stationary car of PatrikPasma who had taken a spin and was still recovering from it during the weekend’s final race.
For almost 90 minutes, Monger remained stuck in his car before he was finally evacuated and airlifted to a hospital. Although in a critical but stable condition, Monger was placed in an induced coma. His vital signs are showing progress. In the next few days, it is expected that he would be woken from the coma.Unfortunately, the crash resulted in his losing both legs and his lower legs had to be amputated.
Steven Hunter, his JHR Developments team boss set up a Just Giving page on Wednesdaywith the target of raising £260,000 to help out in the treatment and recovery process of the teenager. Continue reading “BILLY MONGER: MOTORSPORT COMMUNITY RAISES ALMOST £500K”
Mark Webber is an instance of how one needs to be a tortoise in the race to stick around for long even when the going gets tough.
He should know as he had been trying to get into Formula One for twelve years. He has been in direct conflict with Sebastian Vettel, his Red Bull contemporary. However, Webber found results for the efforts he put in by winning his first title in 2015 in the world racing championships.
This Australian driver, known for his non nonsense attitude, won in the category of the World Endurance Championship, which reflects the hard work and tenacity he has been putting in over more than a decade on the tracks. Porsche has been his long term ally. He would now be defending his title in the races this weekend. The WEC weekend starts at Silverstone circuit in Great Britain. The transition that has happened from F1 to endurance races is talked about by Mark Webber on different media channels.
He explains that driving for endurance races is akin to driving on freeways. There are people driving slow and fast and many are not sure of the lane they should stick to. There are four classes in this kind of race. The speeds are different in all categories. There are GTE Pro-Am cars of the sports categories as well as LMP1 prototype futuristic models. Hence, amateurs are pitted against professionals in such races. Continue reading “Mark Webber Ready To Defend His Title In The Endurance Races”