Race Car Driver Who Played His Dad in ‘Rush’ Dies in Crash: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Edwards was atop the Porsche Supercup standings at the time of his death:

sean edwards dies in crash, porsche supercup standings

According to famed driver Allan McNish:

I knew his father initially from his sponsorship days, so I have followed Sean’s career a wee bit closer than you would normally do. The tragedy of it is he was leading the Supercup championship after such strong performances through the middle of the year. It looked like he was going to win. Also, having won the Nurburgring 24 Hours this year (with Mercedes), I would say this was probably his strongest year in racing.

To get a feel for Edwards’ driving technique, watch the amazing video above, shot from an onboard camera at a 2011 GT3 Cup race in Germany.

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  1. Thank you for the information. I feel devastated by this. I used to race Formula Vee and have at times been asked to participate in training days for learner race drivers here in Australia. I’ve always said no due to the dangers involved. Race drivers should be trained using remote instruction, not with an instructor in the passenger seat of the car. I hope the young driver recovers well.