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