Bell, Derek (GB)
b 31/10/1941 (Pinner)
1964 - Started racing Lotus 7
1965 - Purchased F3 Lotus. Run with support of step-father 'Colonel Hender'
under Church Farm Racing banner.
1966 - F3
1967 - Teamed up with Peter Westbury. F3
1968 - F2 with Brabham BT23 - financed by step-father. Signed by Ferrari.
Involved in huge pile-up in F2 Monza GP - exonerated from blame.
Set to win F2 GP at Zandvoort until gearbox failed. 2 F1 GP (Ferrari),
retired from both (Italy, US). Enterred in Tasman series.
1969 - 1 GP (McLaren - M9A (4WD car)), retired (British GP)
1970 - Tom Wheatcroft (owner of Donington Park), financed entry in Tasman
series & F2 (2nd to Regazzoni). Invited by Jacques Swaters to drive
a Ferrari 512 in Spa 1000Km. 2 F1 races (1 Tom Wheatcroft Racing,
1 Team Surtees). 1 point (6th US GP - Surtees)
1971 - Won sportscar world championship in Gulf Porsche with Jo Siffert.
1 GP (Surtees), retired (British GP)
1972 - 5 GP (Martini), DNQ=2. Sportscars for Porsche
1973 - Porsche sportscars
1974 - Porsche sportscars. 5 F1 attempts (Surtees), DNQ=4
1975 - Won Le Mans (first of five)with Ickx in Gulf Porsche. Won championship
in Alfa Romeo T33 with Pescarolo
1985 - World Sportscar champion, with Hans Stuck, Rothmans Porsche
1986 - World Sportscar champion, with Hans Stuck, Rothmans Porsche
1993 - IMSA (Nissan GTP). 2nd in Sebring 12Hrs, 4th in championship
1994 - Drove Gulf Porsche Spyder at Le Mans (Meant to be final? Le Mans)
1995 - Sportscars (Spice-Chevrolet): 2nd Sebring 12hrs with Wallace &
Lammers. 3rd Le Mans 24 hrs (McLaren F1). 7th in Jersey Rally (Porsche
1996 - IMSA (Porsche 911 RSR) at Sebring. 6th Le Mans (McLaren F1 GTR) with
O.Grouillard & A.Wallace
1997 - IMSA (Moretti Racing Ferrari 333SP): 7th Daytona 24 hrs with
G.Moretti, D.Theys & A.Hermann.
1998 - Daytona 24 Hrs (Colucci-Matthews Riley & Scott Ford Mk III), retired
transmission, with H.Haywood, D.Murray & J.Matthews. Vallelunga 6 Hrs
(Porsche 911 GT2), 9th, 246 laps, with J.Bell & E.Henriksen
2003 - Daytona 24 Hrs (Derhaag Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette): 30th, 211 laps,
with J.Bell, Si.Gregg, K.Wilden