The Motor Sport Association and the FIA have launched an investigation into the horrific crash on April 16
BILLY MONGER has spoken for the first time since the tragic accident that cost him his legs at Donington Park in an F4 race and hailed his sister a hero.
In an emotional social media post, the 17-year-old thanked all the people that raced to his rescue after the horror accident and the staff at the Queens Medical Centre who cared for him.
Monger wrote: “A huge thank you to each and every one of you!
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“Your kind words have given me and my family the strength to get through the past week.
“The love and generosity of our motorsport family, fans and every that has supported me is awesome and truly inspirational.
“The marshals, medics, doctors, air ambulance and extraction crews at Donington along with all the staff at the Queens medical centre – what can I say?
“Without you guys I wouldn’t be here today! I will always thank you for saving my life.
“The one true hero of tragic event has been my sister, Bonny, who gave me the will to keep fighting! A value I will continue to hold now and for the rest of my life.”
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The Motor Sport Association and the FIA have launched an investigation into the horrific crash on April 16.
In a statement, the MSA said: “The Motor Sports Association is investigating the F4 British Championship incident at Donington Park that left Billy Monger with life-changing injuries.
“This investigation is ongoing with the support of the world governing body for motorsport, the FIA.
“Until this investigation is concluded, there can be no further comment regarding the specifics of the incident.
“The thoughts of all at the MSA are with Billy and his family at this difficult time, and it has been incredible to see the extraordinary outpouring of support from the motorsport community.”