Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2017

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Великобритания
Великобритания

Гай Эдвардс

Edwards, Guy

Гай Эдвардс / Edwards, Guy

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

Родился:

30.12.1942

Маклсфилд, Чешир

Сезонов в Ф1:

3

Лет в Ф1:

4

Гран При:

17

Старты:

11*

*не стартовал:

6

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Лучший финиш:

7

Лучший старт:

14

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Круги:

543

лидирования:

Километры:

2495.89

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Ф1: 1974-1977

Гай Эдвардс / Edwards, Guy - 1974-1977

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1971-1985

Чемпионат Европы Ф2: 1977

Год

Команда

Шасси

1974Embassy Racing with Graham HillLola T370
1976Penthouse Rizla Racing with HeskethHesketh 308D
1977Rotary Watches Stanley BRMBRM P207
BRM P207

Though not a front-rank driver, Edwards, intelligent and personable, had a talent for securing funding from sponsorship sources previously unconnected with motor sport, and with this backing he was able to rise from 2-litre sports cars via F5000 into Formula 1.

His first taste of Grands Prix ended bitterly, Guy losing his drive after a wrist injury had sidelined him from the Embassy Hill team. He then arranged substantial sponsorship to drive for Hesketh in 1976, but the team was in decline, and results were poor, while one last stab in the hopeless Stanley-BRM is best forgotten.

Perhaps realising his limitations, Edwards settled for a satisfying few seasons competing at national level and occasionally beyond, mainly racing Grand Prix machinery in the popular Aurora F1 series, before retiring from driving to become a successful sponsorship consultant, a role which has made him a millionaire.

In the austere financial climate of the early nineties, Edwards was employed by Team Lotus to find a major sponsor for the once great marque, but despite his best efforts none was forthcoming and their relationship ended somewhat acrimoniously in 1994.

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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