Billy Monger wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year Helen Rollason Award

Billy Monger preparing to go into the Live Action Arena with Terry Grant. World Copyright: Joe Portlock/LAT
Billy Monger preparing to go into the Live Action Arena with Terry Grant. World Copyright: Joe Portlock/LAT

Charlwood racing driver Billy Monger was awarded the Helen Rollason award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show.

Monger, 19, had both his legs amputated following a crash during a Formula 4 race at Donington Park in April 2017.

He returned to racing in March 2018 - less than a year after the accident - at the British Formula 3 Championship. 'Billy Whizz' then claimed his maiden British F3 pole position on his return to Donington Park in September.

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Three times Formula 1 World champion Lewis Hamilton and another former winner Jenson Button have lent their support to Monger.

They have helped raise £380,000 in 24 hours for the 17-year-old who is in a critical condition after his high-speed smash at Donington Park at the weekend.