Sean Edwards obituary

British motor sport was stunned to learn of the death of 26-year-old Porsche Supercup star Sean Edwards, who was killed during a private race tuition session on October 15.

Edwards, the son of former F1 driver Guy, was passenger in Australian Porsche racer Will Holzheimer’s car when it crashed at Queensland Raceway. Holzheimer survived, but was seriously injured.

The 2013 season had been a high point of Edwards’s career – he shared the winning Mercedes in this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours and was favourite to win the Porsche Supercup, which he led with only two races remaining.