Sean Edwards (racing driver)
Sean Lawrence Guy Edwards ( born December 6, 1986 in London, † October 15, 2013 in Willowbank, Australia) was a British racing driver. It was 2006 FIA GT3 European Championship. He joined from 2008 to 2013, with an interruption in 2009, the Porsche Supercup. In 2013 he started with Monegasque racing license.
- 3.1 Career stations
- 3.2 Le Mans results
Karting and Formula racing
Edwards began his motorsport career in 1998 in karting, where he was active until 2002. He denied race in the French and Italian Karting Championship and the European Kart Championship. In 2003 he moved to Formula racing and was a win fourth in the BRDC Formula Ford in 1600. Subsequently, he competed in the British Formula Renault. First, he was the Winter Series 2003 23 and 2004 24, the main series.
GT and Touring Cars
2005 Edwards moved into the GT sports and took part in several races of the British Championship. 2006 Edwards was in the FIA GT3 European Championship, which was held this year for the first time, active. He won three out of ten races and became European Champion. 2007 Edwards joined in the FIA GT Championship. He was with a podium placement, third place in the 24 -hour race in Spa- Francorchamps, eleventh in the GT2.
2008 Edwards joined for Konrad Motorsport Porsche Supercup. He won two races and finished sixth in the overall standings. In addition, he started to individual race of the FIA GT championship and the International GT Open. 2009 Edwards was consistently active in any racing series. He participated in several races FIA GT3 European Championship and the Le Mans Series and completed guest starts in the German Porsche Carrera Cup.
2010 Edwards received a cockpit for the Porsche Supercup and the German Porsche Carrera Cup at Tolimit Motorsport. In the Porsche Supercup, he finished the season with a victory on the sixth championship course. In the German Porsche Carrera Cup he finished eighth. In addition, Edwards launched into a race weekend of the ADAC GT Masters.
2011 remained at Edwards Tolimit Motorsports in the Porsche one-make cups. In the Porsche Supercup he finished the season off with a win and a further four podium finishes in fourth championship course. In the German Porsche Carrera Cup he improved to second place behind his compatriot Nick Tandy. In addition, Edwards again took part in an ADAC GT Masters event. In addition, he made his debut American Le Mans Series ( ALMS) and was with two podium finishes 13th in the GTC- rating.
2012 Edwards moved within the Porsche Supercup for Konrad Motorsport. He won the race in Monaco and was fifth in the drivers' standings. In the German Porsche Carrera Cup he was again runner-up behind René Rast. He won 5 of 17 races. In the ADAC GT Masters, he took part in two events this season, scoring a podium placement. In addition, Edwards participated in individual endurance race in the ALMS, Blancpain Endurance Series and Rolex Sports Car Series in GT cars. In the ALMS, he scored in a Porsche a pole position and fastest lap in the GTC class. In the Blancpain Endurance Series, he won in a Mercedes -Benz SLS AMG GT3 Black Falcon with Steve Jans and Oliver Morley once the GT3 Pro-Am championship. For Black Falcon, he also won the 24 - hour race in Dubai. He shared the car with Khaled Al Qubaisi, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Thomas Jäger. In addition, Edwards made his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. His team did not reach the target.
2013 Edwards rode again in the Porsche Supercup. In that year he went to the team Allyouneed by Project 1. Edwards won the first two races and then changed his racing license from a UK to Monaco. With this he won another race. Edwards led the overall standings after the seventh of nine races, and finished at the end of the season in second place. In addition, he finished after the seventh race in second place in the German Porsche Carrera Cup. In endurance racing, he once won the GTC- rating the ALMS with Henrique Cisneros. For Black Falcon he won in 2013 in a Mercedes -Benz SLS AMG GT3 first with Al Qubaisi, Bleekemolen and Bernd Schneider at the 24 - hour race in Dubai and then with Bleekemolen, Schneider and Nicki Thiim the 24 -hour race at the Nürburgring.
On October 15, 2013 Edwards was 26 years old at a private test drive in a Porsche 996 GT3 Cup racing team of the Australian Racing Dellow on the Queensland Raceway in Willowbank, Australia, died. Edwards was co-driver Will Holzheimer, the son of the team owner David Wood Heimer, and acted as a driver coach. Controlled by Will Holzheimer vehicle struck at high speed into the barriers. The car immediately went up in flames; Edwards died at the accident site. Holzheimer was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries in a hospital.
On 11 November 2013, was buried in London.
Edwards came from a motorsport family. He was the son of former Formula 1 driver Guy Edwards.
In addition to his motor racing career, Edwards was active as a driver coach since 2006, he possessed an A license of ARDS ( Association of Racing Drivers Schools ) and coached for five years at the Silverstone Racing School and MotorSport Vision circuits.
In the film Rush - Everything for the victory he embodied his father in 2013 racing scenes and went beyond the safety car.
- 2009 FIA GT3 European Championship ( No. 56 )
- 2009: Le Mans Series, LMGT1
- 2010: Porsche Supercup ( 6th place)
- 2010: German Porsche Carrera Cup ( 8th place)
- 2010: ADAC GT Masters
- 2011: Porsche Supercup (4th place )
- 2011: German Porsche Carrera Cup (2nd place)
- 2011: ADAC GT Masters
- 2011: ALMS GTC ( 13th)
- 2012: Porsche Supercup ( 5th place)
- 2012: German Porsche Carrera Cup (2nd place)
- 2012: ADAC GT Masters ( 24th place )
- 2012: Blancpain Endurance Series, GT3 Pro-Am ( 12th place)
- 2012: ALMS GTC ( place 31 )
- 2012: Grand-Am Sports Car Series GT ( 68th place )
- 2013: Porsche Supercup
- 2013: German Porsche Carrera Cup
- 2013: ADAC GT Masters
- 2013: ALMS GTC
- 2013: Grand-Am Sports Car Series GT