Sean Edwards Foundation

The Sean Edwards Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on raising safety awareness in motorsport. We work directly with drivers, teams and tracks to conceive and implement risk mitigation initiatives throughout all levels of racing. SEF would like to thank the Stephane Ratel Organization, Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, Motor Sports Association (MSA) and the British Motorsports Marshals Club for their collaboration and support.

Like many motorsport-focused charities before it, the Sean Edwards Foundation was born out of tragedy. Sean Edwards was killed in Australia on October 15, 2013. He was coaching a rookie driver from the passenger seat when the car left the track and hit a concrete wall. Sean was just 26 years old but had already achieved an impressive career including back-to-back Dubai 24h wins, triumph in the Nürburgring 24h and was on the cusp of taking the Porsche Supercup championship, having been Vice-Champion of the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany in 2011 and 2012. Several factors contributed to Sean’s death, but had better attention been paid to simple safety procedures he may still be racing today.

The Sean Edwards Foundation was established by his mother Daphne McKinley Edwards. Our hope is that his sacrifice will be a catalyst to improve safety conditions and awareness in all levels of motorsport.

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