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UK motor racing driver killed

British motor racing driver Sean Edwards has been killed after the Porsche he was a passenger in reportedly hit barriers at Queensland Raceway in Australia during a private test session.

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Edwards was son of driver who saved Niki Lauda's life

British racing driver Sean Edwards, who was killed in a crash in Australia, was the son of former Formula One driver Guy, who helped pull Niki Lauda from his burning Ferrari at the 1976 German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.

Niki Lauda crashed in the 1976 German Grand Prix. Credit: DPA

Sean also appeared in the recently-released film Rush, playing his father.

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