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Billy Whizz is back - Best Sporting Moment Of The Year Laureus 2018


Billy Whizz is back - Bill Whizz è tornato

ENGLISH EDITION - Billy 'The Whizz' Monger was chatting with Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton MBE, at the World Championship Practice Day at Silverstone just months after a horrific accident, in which the teenage motorsport driver lost both his legs. The 18-year-old suffered life-changing injuries when he crashed into the rear of a stationary car, at a Formula 4 race at Donnington Park, on April 16. Billy was stuck in his vehicle for 90 minutes until he could be airlifted to a hospital in Nottingham, but tragically medics could not save his legs. Mercedes driver Hamilton tweeted about Monger after hearing of the driver's injuries. Hamilton posted: “I have only just seen the news of this tragic incident. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, @BillyMonger”.


ITALIAN EDITION - Billy 'The Whiz' Monger stava chiacchierando con la stella della Formula 1 Lewis Hamilton MBE, al World Championship Practice Day di Silverstone, pochi mesi dopo un terribile incidente, in cui l'adolescente pilota automobilistico ha perso entrambe le gambe. Il diciottenne ha sofferto ferite che cambiano la vita quando si è schiantato sul retro di un'auto ferma, in una gara di Formula 4 a Donnington Park, il 16 aprile. Billy è rimasto bloccato nel suo veicolo per 90 minuti fino a quando non è stato un ospedale a Nottingham, ma i medici tragicamente non potevano salvare le sue gambe. Il pilota della Mercedes Hamilton ha twittato su Monger dopo aver sentito delle ferite del guidatore. Hamilton ha pubblicato: "Ho appena visto le notizie di questo tragico incidente. Pensieri e preghiere sono con te e la tua famiglia, @BillyMonger ".



ENGLISH EDITION - The incident shook the motorsport community and led to a fundraising campaign for Billy’s rehabilitation and recovery that raised more than £800,000 – Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Felipe Massa were amongst the supporters. Despite the accident, Billy hasn't let losing both legs scupper his motorsport ambitions. Eleven weeks after his accident, the Formula 4 driver was back behind the wheel with help from Team BRIT, which helps disabled drivers and ex serving military to take part in motorsport. 


ITALIAN EDITION - L'incidente ha scosso la comunità degli sport motoristici e portato a una campagna di raccolta fondi per la riabilitazione e il recupero di Billy che ha raccolto oltre 800.000 sterline: i piloti di Formula 1 Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button e Felipe Massa erano tra i sostenitori. Nonostante l'incidente, Billy non ha lasciato perdere entrambe le gambe per alleviare le sue ambizioni automobilistiche. Undici settimane dopo il suo incidente, il pilota di Formula 4 è tornato al volante con l'aiuto del Team BRIT, che aiuta i conducenti disabili e gli ex militari a prendere parte al motorsport. 


ENGLISH EDITION -  Monger drove a specially adapted car fitted with steering wheel mounted hand controls for the throttle, brakes and clutch. Speaking at the time, Billy said: “It just shows you when a tragic event like this happens how people pull together. I have still got a few years in me for sure so I want to prove how much you can do even with something like this.”

TALIAN EDITION - Monger guidava un'auto appositamente adattata dotata di comandi manuali montati sul volante per l'acceleratore, i freni e la frizione. Parlando in quel momento, Billy ha detto: "Ti mostra solo quando un tragico evento come questo accade come le persone si uniscono. Ho ancora alcuni anni in me, quindi voglio dimostrare quanto puoi fare anche con qualcosa del genere ".

Laureus

Laureus stage the annual Laureus World Sports Awards, which honours the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of the year and showcases the work of Laureus Sport for Good.

Laureus Sport for Good uses the positive values of sport to fight violence, discrimination and disadvantage and improve the lives of young people around the world. At the first Awards Ceremony in Monaco in 2000, President Nelson Mandela said ‘sport has the power to change the world’, an idea that has become the driving force of Laureus ever since. Mandela’s words continue to inspire our work to help young people through community sports projects, more than 100 in 35 countries.

At the heart of Laureus is the Laureus World Sports Academy, a unique association of more than 60 of the greatest living sporting legends. Our Academy Members share a belief in the power of sport to break down barriers and bring people together.




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