Derek Bell

Boca Raton FL

Began racing in 1964 with a Lotus 7 and four years later debuted in Formula One for Ferrari at Italian G.P. Best finish of sixth in 1970 Watkins Glen race. Nine F-1 starts for Ferrari, McLaren, Brabham, Techno and Surtees. One of the world’s greatest endurance drivers, notably for Porsche, with 1985-86 championships in World Sports Car series. An incredible five wins (1975, •81, •82, •86, •87) in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, three wins in Rolex 24 at Daytona (1986, ’87, ’89), 18 career wins in IMSA GTX and GTP cars, one win each in F-2 and European F-5000, 22 wins in World Sports Cars, including Spa, Buenos Aires, Kyalami, Nurburgring, Brands Hatch, Monza, Fuji and many others. Also a long list of race wins in European 2-liter sports cars, Interserie, and Formula 3 . In 1985 was awarded the MBE by HM Queen Elizabeth for his service to the sport of racing. His eldest son, Justin, now runs a driving school in Florida.

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