Guy Edwards

Wednesday 30th December 1942

Born on this day, Guy Edwards, British F1 driver. Best known for his sportscar and British Formula One career, as well as for brokering sponsorship deals, Edwards participated in 17 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on January 13, 1974. He scored no championship points. Edwards competed in the Aurora Formula One Championship in the UK from 1978 to 1980, scoring several wins driving March, Fittipaldi and Arrows chassis. In 1979 he scored the only race win for a Fittipaldi Formula One chassis.

He is also renowned for being one of the drivers, along with Arturo Merzario, Brett Lunger and Harald Ertl who saved Niki Lauda from his burning car during the 1976 German Grand Prix, for which he was later awarded a Queen’s Gallantry Medal for his bravery. Currently, he works helping racing drivers to get sponsorship. His son Sean, also a racing driver, was killed in a motor racing accident at the Queensland Raceway at Willowbank on October 15, 2013. Sean was training a younger driver, when the Porsche 911 GT3 the pair were driving in caught fire following a high-speed crash.

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