Guy Edwards

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Guy Edwards
Born (1942-12-30) 30 December 1942 (age 71)
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 1974, 19761977
Teams Hill, Hesketh, BRM
Races 17 (11 starts) [1]
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1974 Argentine Grand Prix
Last race 1977 British Grand Prix

Guy Richard Goronwy Edwards, QGM (born 30 December 1942) is a former racing driver from England. 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 13 January 1974. He scored no championship points.

Career[edit]

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.

Guy Edwards's Hesketh 308D of 1976, in the Penthouse Rizla Racing livery which Edwards brought to the team.

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 15 October 2013. Sean was training a younger driver, when the Porsche 911 GT3 the pair were driving in caught fire following a high-speed crash.[2]

Racing record[edit]

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1971 United Kingdom Camel Filters Team Huron United Kingdom Roger Enever Lola T212 P
2.0
DNF DNF
1977 Germany Porsche Kremer Racing United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
United Kingdom Nick Faure
Porsche 935 K2 Gr.5 15 DNF DNF
1978 United Kingdom IBEC Racing Developments, Ltd. United Kingdom Ian Grob Ibec-Hesketh 308LM S
+2.0
195 DNF DNF
1980 United States JLP Racing United States John Paul Sr.
United States John Paul Jr.
Porsche 935 JLP-2 IMSA 312 9th 2nd
1981 United Kingdom Team Lola Spain Emilio de Villota
Spain Juan Fernández
Lola T600 S
+2.0
287 15th 3rd
1982 United Kingdom Ultramar Team Lola United Kingdom Rupert Keegan
United Kingdom Nick Faure
Lola T610 C 72 DNF DNF
1983 United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Racing United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
United Kingdom Rupert Keegan
Porsche 956 C 358 5th 5th
1984 United Kingdom Skoal Bandit Porsche Team United Kingdom Rupert Keegan
Brazil Roberto Moreno
Porsche 962 C1 72 DNF DNF
1985 United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Racing Austria Jo Gartner
United Kingdom David Hobbs
Porsche 956B C1 366 4th 4th

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Pts
1974 Embassy Racing With Graham Hill Lola T370 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG
11
BRA
Ret
RSA ESP
DNQ
BEL
12
MON
8
SWE
7
NED
Ret
FRA
15
GBR
DNS
GER
DNQ
AUT ITA CAN USA NC 0
1976 Penthouse Rizla Racing Hesketh 308D Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 BRA RSA USW ESP BEL
DNQ
MON SWE FRA
17
GBR
Ret
GER
15
AUT NED ITA
DNS
CAN
20
USA JPN NC 0
1977 Rotary Watches Stanley-BRM BRM P207 BRM P202 3.0 V12 ARG BRA RSA USW ESP MON BEL SWE FRA GBR
DNPQ
GER AUT NED ITA USA CAN JPN NC 0

Complete European Formula Two Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Pts
1977 Ray Mallock Chevron B40 Hart SIL
THR
HOC
NÜR
13
VAL
DNQ
PAU
MUG
ROU
NOG
PER
MIS
EST
DON
NC 0

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position in class) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap in class - 1 point awarded all races)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 DC Pts Class
1988 Kaliber Racing Ford Sierra RS500 A SIL OUL THR
Ret
DON
3
THR
11
SIL
5
SIL
2
BRH
3
SNE
3
BRH
5
BIR
C
DON
6
SIL
4
12th 26 5th
1989 Kaliber Racing Ford Sierra RS500 A OUL
Ret
SIL
7
THR
13
DON
DSQ
THR
DNS
SIL SIL
3
BRH
4
SNE BRH
Ret
BIR
7
DON SIL
4
32nd 8 9th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guy Edwards on chicanef1". F1 car results. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Aftermath of Porsche crash which killed racing driver Sean Edwards". The Telegraph. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 

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