The positivity and determination shown by Billy Monger following his life-changing crash is on the shortlist for the best sporting moment of the year
Billy Monger’s racing career took a tragic turn earlier this year when he lost both of his lower legs in an horrific Formula 4 accident at Donington Park.
The motorsport community pulled together for him, raising well over £800,000, and despite his life-changing injuries Billy hasn’t let things get him down. Just a few months after his crash he was back behind the wheel of a racing car and is aiming to compete at Le Mans in a few years.
He was also a guest of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes at the British Grand Prix this year, with Lewis and many other F1 drivers keen to say just how much they admire him.
Billy’s attitude and determination is immensely heart-warming, and his story has attracted the attention of the Laureus Sports Awards, as he’s up for the ‘Best Sporting Moment’ award.
The award is open to a public vote, and of the six nominees Billy is currently dominating proceedings with a massive 59% of the vote at the time of writing.
There’s no doubt he’d be a deserving winner too. If you want to cast your vote you can do so on the Laureus website by clicking here.