Motor racing stars and supporters from around the world have helped raise more than a million dollars for British Formula 4 driver Billy Monger who lost both his legs following an horrific crash at Donington Park.
A crowdfunding page was set up to help fund the 17-year-old’s recovery from life changing injuries, with an initial target set of £260,000 ($442,500 AUD).
The motorsport community has come out in force to support the teenager resulting in £620,000 ($1,056,000 AUD) being raised in just over 24 hours.
Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button and Red Bull Racing star Max Verstappen have each pledged £15,000 ($25,000 AUD) to the fund.
Tekno Autosports Supercars driver Will Davison has also joined an array of motor racing identities who have donated to the cause.
Monger remains in hospital after undergoing an amputation of both his lower legs but has since been woken from an induced coma.
The British Touring Car Championship will run special stickers on its cars in support of Monger at the next round at Thruxton (May 6-7).
“In reality there is very little we can all do to help Billy, other than to show our great support for him,” said series boss and expat Australian Alan Gow.
“So, this message of support on our cars will be seen by literally millions of viewers around the world and hopefully may even bring a little smile to his face. Everyone is right behind you Billy!”
Click here to contribute to the fund.