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Derek Reginald Bell MBE (born 31 October 1941 in Pinner, Middlesex, England) is a British racing driver who was extremely successful in sportscar racing, winning the Le Mans 24 hours five times, the Daytona 24 hours three times and the World Sportscar Championship twice. He also raced in Formula One for the Ferrari, Wheatcroft, McLaren, Surtees and Tecno teams. He has been described by fellow racer Hans-Joachim Stuck as one of the most liked drivers of his generation.

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Constructor WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1968 Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 0 NC Report
1969 Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 0 NC Report
United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren-Ford Cosworth
1970 United Kingdom Tom Wheatcroft Racing Brabham-Ford Cosworth 1 22nd Report
United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees-Ford Cosworth
1971 United Kingdom Tom Wheatcroft Racing March-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
United Kingdom Frank Williams Racing Cars
United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees-Ford Cosworth
1972 Italy Martini Racing Team Tecno 0 NC Report
1973 Did not compete
1974 United Kingdom Bang & Olufsen Team Surtees
United Kingdom Team Surtees
Surtees-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
  • Italics donate non-championship entries.

Career StatisticsEdit

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pts Pos
1968 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 0 NC
Ret Ret
1969 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 0 NC
Ret
1970 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 1 22nd
Ret 6th
1971 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 0 NC
Ret
1972 Flag of Argentina Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 0 NC
DNQ Ret DNQ DNS Ret
1973: did not compete
1974 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of Sweden Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 0 NC
DNQ 11th DNQ DNQ DNQ


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
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