F1: Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button help raise funds for injured teen driver

By  A Correspondent | Posted  21-Apr-2017

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Over £320,000 has been raised for a teenage British Formula 4 driver, who has had amputations to both of his legs, after former Formula One world champions Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button backed the cause.

Billy Monger
Billy Monger

Billy Monger, 17, was involved in a high-speed crash at Donington Park on Sunday. Monger's JHR Developments team set up a JustGiving page on Wednesday afternoon with the aim of raising £260,000 and the target was reached and then exceeded within hours. Mercedes driver Hamilton, who has 4.32 million followers tweeted: "I have only just seen the news of this tragic incident."

Jenson Button
Jenson Button

Button wrote on his Instagram account: "Hey guys this fellow racer Billy Monger had a big shunt this past weekend at Donington and sadly Billy has had amputations to both legs. This guy needs our help so if you can please donate, I will be doing as much as I can to help this dude out. The donations will be used to fund treatments and therapies required by Billy in the immediate future and going forward."