Guy Edwards was known primarily as a life saver by Niki Lauda. At the Grand Prix of Germany in 1976 on the Nordschleife Lauda's Ferrari burst into flames after the accident. Together with Harald Ertl, Arturo Merzario and Brett Lunger Edwards freed the victim from the burning wreck. For this act Edwards was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal.
Edwards won in 1978 with a March appointed by RAM Racing 781 two races of the Aurora AFX Formula 1 series. He was eight times the 24- hour race at Le Mans at the start. His best finish in the standings was the fourth rank in 1985, he import a Porsche 957C of the team of John Fitzpatrick. His partners were David Hobbs and Jo Gartner.
Today, Edwards focuses on youth development and helps young riders to find sponsors.
Guy Edwards 2013 deceased son, Sean Edwards, was also a racing driver. In the movie Rush - Everything for the victory he embodied his father in 2013.