An online campaign set up to raise money for a teenage racing driver who had part of both legs amputated after a crash at Donington Park has raised more than £600,000.
Billy Monger, 17, was airlifted to hospital after he hit another car on the track during a race on Sunday.
His injuries were confirmed by his racing team on Wednesday.
A Just Giving page was set up and saw Formula 1 driver Jenson Button contribute £15,000 towards it.
Steven Hunter, head of Billy’s team, Derbyshire-based JHR Developments, started fundraising to help the 17-year-old “return to a full and active life”.
He said it had been a “heart-wrenching” time following the crash that left everyone fearing the worst.
The donations came in swiftly over the past day and the £630,950 mark was achieved earlier, sailing well past the initial target of £260,000.
F1 driver Max Verstappen donated £15,000 and Billy’s F4 former rival Devlin DeFrancesco made the …
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