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neither can i and thankyou @Hughesy for making sure we get to discuss the 2017 year.
I wonder when a Team Shredded Wheat car goes off the track i wonder if David or Tim would say (driver that off track/in Gravel trap) has not had its 3 shredded wheat today follow by either a red flag in qualfying or a SC/red flag in the race
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I suspect he has a lot more broken. It was awful, the closing speed was huge at that point of the track. The fact it happened to be on board made it even more horrendous. Air ambulance is currently on track, they are so young as well, so it must be awful for the parents. It's pretty sick that people on Twitter are posting the video to get lots of retweets
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Such sad news. For such a young lad to have his career taken away at such a young age and to no longer have legs must be a lot to take on. He was completely unsighted, and had no time to slow down, move his feet from the pedals or take his hands off the wheel. To be honest watching it live I was surprised he was even alive, as his head hit the wheel which shows the g-forces involved. 

It's rare to see a crash like that live on board, with my soundbar cranked it it made me physically brace just watching it. A lot of love from around the racing world has poured in, I hope he can use that as some kind of strength in recovering from this moment. 
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Terrible news, can't believe it. :( A cruel reminder of just how dangerous motorsport can be. And only 17 years old too, not even an adult yet.

But it is heart warming to see the amazing motorsport community coming together and donating to the fund to aid his recovery, already at £500,000 at the time of writing in less than 24 hours.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/billymonger23

I really hope the kid goes on to have great success in whatever it may be. Alex Zanardi has achieved incredible things despite his injuries and I hope he can do the same.
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I was going to link the page, but totally forgot after writing my post. I gave as much as I could, it's nice to see the whole of Motorsport donating. 

I know this probably not the right time, but doesn't anyone know why the other car had stopped and on the racing line? Just want to make it clear I'm not blaming anyone, I'm just curious what caused the car to stop. 
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I was going to link the page, but totally forgot after writing my post. I gave as much as I could, it's nice to see the whole of Motorsport donating. 

I know this probably not the right time, but doesn't anyone know why the other car had stopped and on the racing line? Just want to make it clear I'm not blaming anyone, I'm just curious what caused the car to stop. 


Apparently the other car (Patrick Pasma) had spun, and ended up back on the track, stalled. It was pure bad timing and misfortune that Monger happened to be on that line approaching the corner, unsighted by the other cars :(
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