Sean Edwards Test Implemented Across Motor Sport Series
Tuesday 15th August 2017
Non-profit organisation The Sean Edwards Foundation (SEF) has developed a safety test for motor racing drivers across a number of national and international racing series.
The Sean Edwards Test (SET) is a multiple-choice quiz, developed in collaboration with the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO), and can be taken on any mobile device.
It features a random selection of 20 questions, each testing the driver’s safety knowledge. If they answer fewer than 15 questions correct, they must speak with the Clerk of the Course. Subjects include knowledge of flags, the Safety Car, weather, and several other topics.
The organisation’s namesake, Sean Edwards, was a highly successful racer, who was on the cusp of winning the 2013 Porsche Supercup Championship, before a tragic accident claimed his life in October 2013.
Edwards was coaching a young driver in Australia, when the car left the track at high speed and hit a concrete wall. The SEF is now committed to raising awareness of safety in motor sport.
The SET was piloted in all SRO series in 2015, when 450 drivers took the test. After positive feedback from organisers, marshals, and race directors, it was more widely implemented for 2016.
It is currently used by the SRO’s British GT, Blancpain, and Intercontinental GT Challenge series, as well as MSVR’s LMP3 Cup and GT Cup, and BRDC Formula 3.
Source: AUTO+ Medical #11