Billy Monger is a British racing driver who raced in British F4 in 2016 and 2017. He is also referred to by the nickname “Billy Whizz”. In April 2017, he was critically injured after being involved in a collision at Donnington Park that caused both of his legs to be amputated, one below the knee and one above the knee.

Until that, he was heavily involved in kart racing all over the UK and the Channel Islands and then a successful Ginetta Junior racer.

Billy with his role model Lewis Hamilton.

After treatment and therapy, Monger returned to the competition in November 2017. In 2018, Monger was awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for outstanding achievement in the face of adversity.

In 2019 and 2020, he supplied analysis for Channel 4’s F1 coverage. He also competed in the Formula 3 based Euro-formula Open championship for Carlin Motorsport. He achieved his first single seater race win in the Pau Grand Prix on 19 May 2019.



Billy Monger was born on 5th May 1999 and is currently aged 21 years as at 2021. He was born to Rob Monger and Amanda Knight. Billy was born in Charlwood, United kingdom.


Monger first got behind the wheel of a vehicle at the age of three, when his father, a former kart racer, bought him his first go-kart.

In 2016, Monger joined the F4 British Championships with JHR Developments. There he took three podiums and finished 12th in the championship. He remained with the team for the 2017 season. On 16 April 2017, Monger was badly injured and almost died after being involved in a crash at the Donnington race where he crashed at high speed into the back of Finnish driver Patrick Pasma; as a result, both of his legs were amputated afterwards. His left leg was amputated high above the knee, leaving him with a short stump of his thigh. His right leg is longer, being amputated below the knee, and this longer stump enables him to drive modified cars. It was nearly three weeks before his 18th birthday.

Young Billy after his amputation.

Pasma did not suffer serious injuries in the crash.

A JustGiving page was set up by his team to raise money for Monger, raising over £500,000 in the first 24 hours. A number of F1 drivers have shown their support towards Monger, including Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Daniel Riccairdo , Jolyon Palmer and Nico Hulkenberg.

In June 2017, it was announced that Monger would return to competition in November, sharing a Group CN leigier JS53 Evo 2-Honda with quadruple amputee Frederic Sausset in a round of the V de V Challenge Endurance Proto at the Autodromo do Estoril in Portugal, as part of a programme with the eventual aim of fielding a team of three disabled drivers at the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours. In July 2017, Monger made his return to the track when he tested a Fun Cup race car adapted with additional hand controls by disabled motorsport specialists Team BRIT at Brands Hatch, where he regained his race license.

February 2018, Monger drove a single seater racing car for the first time since his crash when he tested a BRDC British Formula 3 car for the Carlin team at Oulton Park. The following month Monger confirmed that he would be racing for Carlin in the opening meeting of the 2018 BRDC Formula 3 series at the same venue. In order to compete in F3, he and his family had to appeal to the sport’s international governing body, the Federation Internationale de I’ Automobile (FIA), to change their regulations, as they had restricted disabled drivers from racing single seaters on the grounds of safety: the FIA decided to lift the ban in December 2017, allowing disabled drivers to race appropriately-modified single seaters as long as they could pass safety checks.  He finished third at Oulton Park in a car adapted for him: the modifications included moving the brake pedal upwards so he could brake using one of his leg stumps, and replacing the throttle pedal with a lever mounted on the steering wheel.

Billy Monger testing a modified car.

In June 2018, Monger drove a Formula 1 racing car for the first time when he tested a Sauber C30 at the Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby. The car had been specially converted to match the hand controls present in the Carlin BRDC Formula 3 car he races. A documentary feature about Monger’s first Formula 1 drive was shown as part of Sky F1’s coverage of the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix. Another documentary about Monger’s career, Driven: The Billy Monger Story, was produced by the BBC and released via BBC Three in November 2018.

Personal life

Not much is known about the young driver but we know that he is a die-hard Tottenham Fc fan.

Net worth

Billy Monger’s income source is mostly from being a successful F3 driver. His net worth stands at between $1-$5 million.

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