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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.

Guy Edwards
Born (1942-12-30) 30 December 1942 (age 76)
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Active years1974, 19761977
TeamsHill, Hesketh, BRM
Entries17 (11 starts) [1]
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1974 Argentine Grand Prix
Last entry1977 British Grand Prix

Contents

CareerEdit

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.[2] 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. He was training a younger driver, when the Porsche 911 GT3 the pair were driving in caught fire following a high-speed crash.[3]

In October 2018, media falsely reported him dead.[4]

Racing recordEdit

Complete World Endurance Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pos. Pts
1966 Roy Johnson P
1.0
Marcos Mini GT BMC 1.0 L4 SEB TAR NÜR MUG
NC
PER CRM NÜR ÖST [N 1]
1967 Guy Edwards P
1.3
Marcos Mini GT BMC 1.3 L4 NÜR
23
HOC MUG
Ret
PER ÖST VSO NÜR [N 1]
1969 Guy Edwards S
2.0
Chevron B8 BMW 2.0 L4 DAY SEB BRH MNZ TAR SPA
15
NÜR LMS GLN [N 1]
Tor-Line Racing ÖST
Ret
1970 Philips Autoradio Racing P
2.0
Astra RNR2 Ford Cosworth FVC 1.8 L4 DAY SEB BRH MNZ TAR SPA
Ret
NÜR
Ret
LMS GLN ÖST [N 1]
1971 Guy Edwards P
2.0
Lola T212 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4 BUE DAY SEB BRH MNZ
DNQ
SPA TAR NÜR
Ret
ÖST
Ret
GLN [N 1]
Camel Filters Team Huron Ford Cosworth FVC 1.8 L4 LMS
Ret
1972 Barclays International Racing S
2.0
Lola T290 Ford Cosworth FVC 1.9 L4 BUE DAY SEB BRH
7
MNZ SPA TAR [N 1]
Chevrolet 2.0 L4 NÜR
32
LMS ÖST
1973 Barclays International Team Lola S
2.0
Lola T292 Ford Cosworth FVC 1.9 L4 DAY VAL DIJ
Ret
MNZ SPA TAR NÜR LMS ÖST GLN [N 1]
1975 Cheetah Automobiles S
2.0
Cheetah G501 Ford Cosworth BDG 2.0 L4 DAY MUG DIJ
DNQ
MNZ SPA PER NÜR ÖST GLN [N 1]
1976 The Ultramar March S
3.0
March 76S Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 NÜR
Ret
[N 2]
Guy Edwards MNZ
Ret
IMO PER MOS
S
2.0
Hart 420R 2.0 L4 DIJ
12
SAL
1977 Dorset Racing S
2.0
Lola T294S Ford Cosworth FVC 2.0 L4 DIJ
DNS
MNZ VAL PER EST LEC [N 2]
Guy Edwards Lola T296 Ford Cosworth BDG 2.0 L4 IMO
Ret
SAL
4
1979 March Racing S
+2.0
BMW M1 BMW M88 3.5 L6 DAY MUG DIJ SIL NÜR PER GLN BRH
Ret
VAL [N 1]
1980 Porsche Kremer Racing Gr.5 Porsche 935 K3/80 Porsche 930/80 3.2 F6t DAY BRH MUG MNZ SIL
Ret
NÜR [N 1]
J.L.P. Racing IMSA Porsche 935 JLP-2 Porsche 3.0 F6t LMS
9
GLN MOS VAL DIJ
1981 Grid Team Lola S
+2.0
Lola T600 Cosworth DFL 3.3 V8 DAY SEB MUG MNZ
Ret
RSD LMS
15
21st 53
Banco Occidental Ultramar Team Lola Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 SIL
Ret
Grid Team Lola NÜR
8
PER
1
DAY
Banco Occidental Ultramar Team Lola Cosworth DFL 3.3 V8 GLN
Ret
SPA MOS ROA BRH
1
1982 Ultramar Team Lola C Lola T610 Cosworth DFL 3.9 V8 MNZ
Ret
SIL
16
NÜR
Ret
LMS
Ret
SPA
Ret
MUG FUJ BRH
7
80th 4
1983 Henns' T-Bird Swap Shop C Porsche 956 Porsche Type 935/76 2.6 F6t MNZ SIL
Ret
NÜR 38th 8
John Fitzpatrick Racing LMS
5
SPA FUJ KYA
1984 Skoal Bandit Porsche Team C1 Porsche 956 Porsche Type 935/76 2.6 F6t MNZ
Ret
SIL
3
40th 12
Porsche 962 LMS
Ret
NÜR
11
BRH
3
MOS SPA IMO FUJ KYA SAN
1985 John Fitzpatrick Racing C1 Porsche 956 Porsche Type 935/76 2.6 F6t MUG MNZ SIL
Ret
NC 0
Porsche 956B Porsche Type 935/79 2.6 F6t LMS
4
HOC MOS SPA BRH FUJ SHA
Footnotes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j No drivers' Championship.
  2. ^ a b In 1976 and 1977 the World Championship was divided into two series that ran simultaneously but separately: The World Sportscar Championship and the World Championship for Makes.

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1971   Camel Filters Team Huron   Roger Enever Lola T212-Ford Cosworth P
2.0
DNF DNF
1977   Porsche Kremer Racing   John Fitzpatrick
  Nick Faure
Porsche 935 Gr.5 15 DNF DNF
1978   Ibec Racing Developments Hesketh Team   Ian Grob Ibec P6-Ford Cosworth S
+2.0
195 DNF DNF
1979   March Racing   Dieter Quester
  Ian Grob
BMW M1 S
+2.0
- DNQ DNQ
1980   J.L.P. Racing   John Paul Sr.
  John Paul Jr.
Porsche 935 JLP-2 IMSA 312 9th 2nd
1981   Team Lola   Emilio de Villota
  Juan Fernández
Lola T600-Ford Cosworth S
+2.0
287 15th 3rd
1982   Ultramar Team Lola   Rupert Keegan
  Nick Faure
Lola T610-Ford Cosworth C 72 DNF DNF
1983   John Fitzpatrick Racing   John Fitzpatrick
  Rupert Keegan
Porsche 956 C 358 5th 5th
1984   Skoal Bandit Porsche Team
  John Fitzpatrick Racing
  Rupert Keegan
  Roberto Moreno
Porsche 962 C1 72 DNF DNF
1985   John Fitzpatrick Racing   Jo Gartner
  David Hobbs
Porsche 956B C1 366 4th 4th
Source:[5]

Complete European F5000 Championship resultsEdit

(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 14 15 16 17 18 Pos. Pts
1971 JT Butterworth McLaren M10B Chevrolet 5.0 V8 MAL SNE BRH MON SIL CAS MAL MNZ MAL THR SIL OUL SNE HOC OUL BRH BRH
10
NC 0
1972 John Butterworth McLaren M10B Chevrolet 5.0 V8 BRH
DNS
MAL SNE BRH
DNS
NIV SIL MON
7
OUL
6
MAL BRH
Ret
SIL BRH
6
OUL
Ret
BRH
Ret
16th 2
1973 John Butterworth Lola T330 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 BRH
Ret
MAL
Ret
SIL SNE
6
BRH
13
OUL
DNS
MAL
9
MAL
4
MON
2
BRH
6
OUL
10
JYL
9
ZAN
1
SNE
DNS
BRH
1
5th 102
1974 Embassy Racing with John Butterworth Lola T332 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 BRH
Ret
MAL
Ret
SIL
Ret
OUL
Ret
BRH ZOL THR
10
ZAN
3
MUG MNZ
7
MAL MON THR BRH OUL SNE MAL
1
BRH
Ret
15th 37
1975 Guy Edwards Lola T332 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 BRH
7
OUL
2
BRH
NC
SIL
7
ZOL
Ret
ZAN
9
THR
3
SNE
4
MAL
2
THR
Ret
BRH
3
OUL
6
SIL
3
SNE
2
MAL
2
BRH
Ret
3rd 122

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(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 Formula One Non-Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1971 JT Butterworth McLaren M10B Chevrolet 5.0 V8 ARG ROC QUE SPR INT RIN OUL VIC
20
1972 John Butterworth McLaren M10B Chevrolet 5.0 V8 ROC BRA INT OUL
7
REP VIC
DNS
1973 John Butterworth Lola T330 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 ROC
Ret
INT
1974 Embassy Racing With Graham Hill Lola T370 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 PRE ROC INT
9
1976 Hesketh Racing Hesketh 308D Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ROC INT
Ret
1979 RAM Racing Fittipaldi F5A Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ROC
7
GNM DIN

Complete Shellsport International Series resultsEdit

(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 14 Pos. Pts
1976 The Ultramar Ensign Ensign N174 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 MAL SNE OUL BRH THR BRH
Ret
MAL SNE BRH THR 9th 30
RAM Racing Brabham BT44B OUL
1
BRH
5
BRH
1977 RAM Racing March 75A/761 Ford GAA 3.4 V6 MAL
NC
SNE
1
OUL
Ret
BRH
3
MAL
5
THR
2
BRH
2
OUL
2
2nd 129
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 MAL
Ret
DON
Ret
BRH
Ret
THR
1
SNE
Ret
BRH
1

Complete European Formula Two Championship resultsEdit

(key)

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

Complete British Formula One Championship resultsEdit

(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 14 15 Pos. Pts
1978 Team March March 75A/761 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 OUL
Ret
BRH
4
4th 78
March 781 SNE
Ret
MAL
10
ZAN
Ret
DON
2
THR
Ret
OUL
1
MAL
3
BRH
DNS
THR
1
SNE
Ret
1979 RAM Racing Fittipaldi F5A Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ZOL
DSQ
OUL
2
BRH
1
MAL
5
SNE
Ret
THR
Ret
ZAN
7
DON
6
OUL
Ret
NOG
Ret
MAL
3
BRH
2
THR
Ret
SNE
Ret
SIL
8
5th 40
1980 Charles Clowes Racing Arrows A1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 OUL
1
BRH
Ret
SIL
4
MAL
Ret
THR
3
MNZ
2
MAL
2
SNE
1
BRH
5
THR
Ret
OUL
4
SIL
2
3rd 51

Complete British Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "All championship race entries, by Guy Edwards". chicanef1. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  2. ^ Daily Mirror page 7 MEDAL FOR RACE-TRACK HERO Friday 24 June 1977 "RACING DRIVER Guy Edwards is awarded a top gallantry medal today for saving the life of world champion Niki Lauda Guy 33 was driving forty yards behind when Lauda's car crashed in the German Grand Prix."
  3. ^ "Aftermath of Porsche crash which killed racing driver Sean Edwards". The Telegraph. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  4. ^ King, Alanis. "Former F1 Driver Guy Edwards Is Not Dead, Despite Reports That He Is". jalopnik.com. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  5. ^ "All Results of Guy Edwards". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 June 2018.

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