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Billy Monger to contest Euroformula Open Winter Series with Carlin

by Formula Scout

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Billy Monger will contest the Euroformula Open Winter Series with Carlin at Paul Ricard this weekend as he eyes a full season in the category.

The 19-year-old raced in BRDC British Formula 3 in 2018, a year on from having his lower legs amputated as the result of a British Formula 4 crash.

Monger was aiming to race in the new FIA Formula 3 Championship this year, but there was no space for him in the three-car Carlin line-up that was completed earlier this week.

?I?m really excited to be racing again,? said Monger.

?It seems a long time since we were last racing in BRDC British F3 in early October! The Dallara F3 is a great car and a real step-up from what I?ve experienced before.

?There are still some issues to overcome in the cockpit, but we?re working hard to get them resolved as quickly as possible.”

Monger’s confirmed EF Open programme currently extends no further than the Winter Series, which also features a second event at Barcelona in two weeks’ time.

?This weekend will be another challenge for Billy,” said team boss Trevor Carlin. “It?s another move up the motorsport ladder, as well as visiting a circuit he has never raced on before.

?Our main aim this weekend is to get him comfortable and competitive as he prepares for the season ahead. Hopefully, subject to current sponsorship negotiations, this is just the start of his season in Euroformula Open.?

Monger was announced as a new recruit to the British Racing Drivers Club’s SuperStars programme on Wednesday.

Formula Renault Eurocup champion Max Fewtrell, McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Tom Gamble and British Formula 4 champion Kiern Jewiss are also among the new additions, joining Dan Ticktum, Callum Ilott and Enaam Ahmed together with a number of touring car and sportscar drivers.