16 Oct 2013

British motor racer killed in Queensland

5:59 am on 16 October 2013

The British racing driver Sean Edwards has been killed in a crash at the Queensland Raceway in Australia.

The 26-year-old Monaco-based Edwards, who was leading the drivers' championship in this years Porsche Supercup season with one race to go, died yesterday when the Porsche in which he was a passenger instructing a 20-year-old male, slammed into a wall and caught fire.

The driver suffered severe injuries.

Edwards had a cameo role in the recently-released movie Rush, playing his father Guy who helped pull Niki Lauda from his burning Ferrari after a crash at the German Grand Prix in 1976.