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Billy Monger celebrates fightback victory at Grand Prix de Pau two years after serious crash

Billy Monger celebrated his first victory since having both legs amputated following a crash two years ago as he overtook nearly the whole grid to win the Grand Prix de Pau.

Billy Monger

The 20-year-old, whose legs were amputated following a crash during a British F4 race at Donington, took his first single-seater win with his Carlin team in the Euroformula Open race in France.

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Monger, whose car is specially adapted, qualified in 11th place on slick tyres, but headed into the pits at the end of the warm-up lap to switch to wet-weather tyres.

And the gamble paid off as he cut through the field, taking the lead when Motopark drivers Julian Hanses and Liam Lawson clashed, and not relinquishing it.