Billy Monger to race in front of home fans at Silverstone


British fans will get their only opportunity of the year to watch international Formula 3 star and home hero Billy Monger in action on home soil at Silverstone this weekend thanks to Euroformula Open.

Not only is the championship bringing an exciting line-up of teams and drivers, several of who are Formula 1 juniors, it is also debuting its improved engine performance regulations for the Silverstone crowd.

Monger, who won the Pau Grand Prix as part of the championship earlier this year, is one of the most popular drivers in Britain but his international exploits (including presenting the UK’s F1 television coverage) means his only weekend of racing at home this year will be in Euroformula.

He previously raced in British Formula 4 and BRDC British F3, the latter in which he took his first pole position and podiums since his life-changing 2017 crash.

“I’m feeling good about this weekend at Silverstone,” said Monger. “It’s the first circuit, so far this year, where I’ve raced in the past and it’s my home track too so that’s exciting. The pace that we had last time out at the Red Bull Ring was really good so we’re looking to capitalise on that and continue to build on our progress. Points and podiums would be fantastic at our home event!”

Other names to look out for are British F3 champion Enaam Ahmed, multi-disciplined talent Lukas Dunner, Red Bull junior Dennis Hauger and Manuel Maldonado - cousin of 2012 Spanish Grand Prix winner Pastor.

It was recently announced that Monger and Ahmed are among the 10 finalists for the 2019 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award, the winner of which receives £200,000 and a prize test in a Red Bull Racing F1 car. Previous Euroformula drivers to have made it to the final of the prestigious award include 2017 champion Harrison Scott, Renault F1 junior Jack Aitken and 2010 runner-up Callum MacLeod. 

Winners of the award include F1 drivers past and present David Coulthard, Jenson Button, Anthony Davidson, Paul di Resta, George Russell and Lando Norris, as well as IndyCar legend Dario Franchitti and Dan Ticktum - who shook down Euroformula’s new Dallara 320 car last week.