Billy Monger is targeting a spot on the Formula 1 tour in 2019 with a drive in the FIA's newly formed Formula 3 after completing a Halo extraction test over the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend. Monger still needs to secure sponsorship if he is to get a drive in the F1 feeder series.
Monger has completed a remarkable return to racing since both his legs were partially amputated following a horrific crash in a British Formula 4 race at Donington Park in April 2017.
The British teenager raced in British F3 last year, securing a podium on his first race back at Oulton Park and finishing sixth in the championship.
Monger's determination to make it back to the track forced a change in FIA regulations which stated disabled drivers could not participate in single-seater racing.
Drivers must be able to escape through a car's Halo in less than eight seconds to pass the FIA's test, which Monger had no issues with – the 2019 F3 car will carry the safety device featured this year in F1 and F2.
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