Monger beats minimum cockpit exit time, eyes FIA F3 move

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Monger beats minimum cockpit exit time, eyes FIA F3 move

International Racing

Monger beats minimum cockpit exit time, eyes FIA F3 move

British driver Billy Monger, who lost both legs following a racing crash in 2017, made another move toward advancing his career by demonstrating the ability to extract himself from a Halo-equipped Formula 2 car.

Monger has driven in British F3 this year for Carlin Racing, taking multiple pole positions and finishing sixth in points. Although he indicated in September he might opt to switch to North American racing and the Road to Indy for next year, the 19-year-old appears to see F3 as his preferred option, if the necessary funding can be secured.

In the video he shared on social media, Monger exits the Carlin F2 car in under three seconds. FIA regulations dictate that all drivers must demonstrate the ability to get out of their cars in under eight seconds.

The new FIA F3 series, which introduced its new spec chassis at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, is set to replace GP3 as the undercard on F1 weekends next year.

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