Inspirational. It is a word that has been used a lot in connection with Billy Monger - and rightly so. But it is something that Monger himself struggles to see himself as.
"Everyone keeps saying that word to me, that I'm an inspiration, but it's difficult to get my head around," he says. "Going from a 17-year-old kid just doing normal things and going racing at weekends, in a space of less than a year so much has changed."
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