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British F4 driver in horrific high-speed crash

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17-year-old British Formula 4 driver Billy Monger has had both legs amputated after a horrific high-speed crash on Sunday.

Monger was left fighting for his life after the crash in a race at Donington race track in England, a smash which left him trapped in his car for around 90 minutes.

Monger. Image: Twitter
Image: Twitter

Monger careened into the back of a car being driven by Finland's Patrik Pasma which appeared to have stopped on the track.

Onboard footage from a camera on Monger's car showed him seeming to run into the back of Pasma's stationary car.

Seconds before and after disaster. Image: Eurosport

After being trapped in his car for an hour and a half, the British driver was airlifted to hospital in nearby Nottingham.

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Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has rallied to the support of the teenager.

"I have only just seen the news of this tragic incident," tweeted Mercedes star Hamilton with a link to a crowd-funding campaign set up for Monger.

"Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, @BillyMonger."

Sergio Perez, a rival of Hamilton in the F1 championship, also appealed for help.

"Let's help our fellow and his family thru this tough times! @BillyMonger," tweeted the Mexican Force India driver.

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