In Memoriam: Sean Edwards

Sean Edwards 1986 - 2013

Remembering a true racer.

Porsche Supercup driver Sean Edwards lost his life today in an accident at Queensland Raceway in Australia. He was a passenger in a 996 Cup car during a private test session when the car left the racetrack and crashed into the tyre barriers. He was killed instantly.

The outpouring of emotion across the motor racing world following the news of his death has been incredible. Edwards was universally liked and his career was in the ascendancy in 2013. With three wins to his name in 2013 in the Supercup championship, he would have gone into the final two races in Abu Dhabi at the top of the points standings and a clear favourite for the title. In addition to his Porsche successes this year, his victory in the Nürburgring 24H driving a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 alongside teammates Bernd Schneider, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Nicki Thiim made him only the third British driver to win the event.

As a mark of respect for Edwards, Drive Cult presents a few of our photographs to remember him the way we hope he would have wanted: as a racer. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in peace, Sean.

Maximum commitment - opposite lock onto the old pit straight [Photo: Martin Spain]
At the wheel of the Black Falcon SLS in 2012 [Photp: Chris Ratcliff]
[Photo: Chris Ratcliff]
Airborne at Pflanzgarten on his way to victory in 2013 [Photo: Andy Mulholland]
[Photo: Chris Ratcliff]
[Photo: Chris Ratcliff]
[Photo: Chris Ratcliff]
Spraying the champagne [Photo: Andy Mulholland]