Ed began his career racing karts aged 8 in the UAE. In 2004, Ed claimed his first national championship in the Cadet series, promptly followed by Junior National titles in 2006 & 2007. Ed’s karting success continued until 2011 when he transitioned from karts to single-seaters. Winning a race in his first year in the Formula BMW UK series (Intersteps) clearly illustrated Ed’s karting success had transferred into cars! In 2012, Ed continued to hone his skills in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup series before graduating into F3 in the 2013 European Open Championship.
Aged just 18, Ed dominated the series and was crowned champion, claiming a podium finish in 10 of the 14 championship races. Ed continued in F3 in the 2014 FIA European Championship & British F3 series’ with continued success before making the decision to channel his focus to the US and IndyCar. In 2016, Ed raced participated in the Indy Lights series, claiming multiple wins on his way to being crowned the 2016 Indy Lights Champion with Carlin. Ed’s skills were noticed by IndyCar team RLLR who selected Ed for a rookie test in Sonoma and after his impressive performance, was selected by Dale Coyne Racing to partner Sebastian Bourdais in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2017..
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In 2013 Ed became the youngest ever champion of the European F3 Open championship, despite missing the first round of the championship.
In 2015, on his racing debut in the USA, and the Indy Lights championship, Ed dominated the event at St. Petersburg, claiming double pole positions and double race victories.