'I thought I'd never drive again': Teen Formula 4 driver performs stunts as he gets behind the wheel of a fast car for the first time since losing both legs in horror smash
- Billy 'Whizz' Monger, 18, had always dreamed of being a Formula One driver
- But Billy had both legs amputated after a high-speed crash in April last year
- The teenager has revealed he was worried he'd never be able to drive again
- Now, he says his dream remains the same and he's preparing to return to racing
A teenage Formula 4 driver has revealed he thought he'd never drive again after losing both legs in a horrific accident.
Billy 'Whizz' Monger had always dreamed of being a Formula One driver.
But he feared he'd never get there after having both of his lower legs amputated after he crashed his car at high speed during a race at Donington Park in Derby in April last year – just days before he turned 18.
Less than a year later, he says he's preparing for a comeback as he got on the track in his specially-adapted vehicle.
Billy Monger is preparing for a comeback to racing less than a year after losing both legs in a horror smash at Donington Park
'All I wanted to do was to get through it and be alive,' Billy told BBC Breakfast.
'There was a slight moment when I thought I wouldn't drive again.'
But now, he is determined to return to racing next season.
'It still doesn't change the dream, the dream stays the same that I want to be an F1 driver,' he said.
Billy has revealed he was worried he'd never be able to drive again after the crash last year
But he says he still dreams of becoming a Formula One driver and plans to return to racing
This week, Billy (above, at the British Grand Prix in July last year) will drive at the Autosport International Event at the NEC Arena in Birmingham
Although admitting his mother is 'very nervous,' he adds: 'If I don't do it, what else am I going to do with my life?'
This week, the Surrey teenager will drive at the Autosport International Event at the NEC Arena in Birmingham.
Terry Grant, one of Britain's top stunt drivers, has been helping train Billy in his adapted car, which allows him to use a handheld lever to operate the brake.
'The level of control that he's got now, for prosthetic legs, is just phenomenal,' he said of Billy's progress.
Billy (pictured at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent) is training to drive his specially-adapted car
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