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Derek Bell, F1 driver

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British
31 October 1941 (82)
Sébastien Buemi (31 October 1988)

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6th (1970 United States Grand Prix)
8th (1968 Italian Grand Prix)
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1968 Italian Grand Prix
1974 Canadian Grand Prix

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about Derek Bell

Derek Reginald Bell (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 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.


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seasons

1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974,

finishing positions

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teams & teammates Derek Bell

season teammate
1968 Chris Amon
Jacky Ickx
Andrea de Adamich
Ferrari compare 1968
1969 Denny Hulme
Bruce McLaren
Basil van Rooyen
Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Vic Elford
McLaren-Ford compare 1969
1970 Jack Brabham
Peter de Klerk
Rolf Stommelen
Gus Hutchison
John Surtees
Brabham compare 1970
1971 Brian Redman
Rolf Stommelen
John Surtees
Gijs van Lennep
Mike Hailwood
Sam Posey
Surtees compare 1971
1972 Nanni Galli
Tecno compare 1972
1974 Carlos Pace
Jochen Mass
Leo Kinnunen
José Dolhem
Dieter Quester
Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Helmuth Koinigg
Surtees compare 1974

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It marked the maiden grand prix starts for Stefan Bellof, Ayrton Senna and Martin Brundle – as well as the less heralded Philippe Alliot and Francois Hesnault. Of the bunch, Senna qualified highest – the future three-time world champion taking 17th on the grid, albeit over 5s off the pole time, but ahead of Toleman-Hart teammate Johnny Cecotto. Brundle, whom Senna had beaten to the 1983 ...

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As revealed by Motorsport.com earlier this week, Bell ended his association with Alpine shortly before it was announced that he had joined Aston Martin as its new technical executive director.Read Also:


Formula 1Former Alpine F1 veteran Bell joins Aston Martin


In his new role, he will oversee the technical, engineering and performance functions of the Silverstone-based squad ...

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F1 veteran Bell's official job title will be Executive Director – Technical, which means he will oversee the technical, engineering and performance functions of the Silverstone squad, reporting directly to team principal Mike Krack.Read Also:


Formula 1Enstone veteran Bell leaves advisory role with Alpine F1 team


Bell's appointment further shores up Aston's technical ...

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Bell enjoyed three separate stints with the team through its Benetton and Renault eras, starting in 1997.He took a step back to an advisory role in 2018 and subsequently – like several technical veterans at other teams – he moved away from an F1 involvement to work part-time for Alpine Labs, an organisation founded to explore the use of racing technology in other fields.Although no longer ...

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Team boss Toto Wolff reckoned a weekend in Sao Paulo was the worst of his 13 years in F1, as Lewis Hamilton finished the GP in eighth while George Russell retired with 14 of the 71 laps remaining.This was to protect the power unit after rising oil temperature and "worrying" pressures were detected.Following the introduction of an updated floor for the United States GP, Mercedes initially enjoyed a ...

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It came after two earlier failures for Hulkenberg himself, which have added to the team’s woes as it fights to develop a car, which is quick in qualifying but is usually too hard on its tyres in races.Magnussen had stopped on track in Q1 at Silverstone after suffering an oil pressure issue, although it was believed at the time that the power unit – which was new in Austria – had not been ...

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As part of the FIA?s intervention on safety grounds to limit bouncing following driver complaints, it outlined recently the measures it was going to implement.
As well as enforcement of an Aerodynamic Oscillation Metric (AOM) and a clampdown on flexi floors from the Belgian Grand Prix, it also decided that changes to the technical regulations were required for 2023.
Following discussions ...

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The weather conditions were wretched as pole-winner Prost slithered through Sainte Devote for the first time. Ferrari?s Rene Arnoux and Derek Warwick tangled behind him, and Warwick?s Renault teammate Patrick Tambay was unable to avoid him ? putting both of them out. Not a great start to the day for France?


Alain Prost, McLaren MP4/2, leads the start
Photo by: Sutton ...

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He has always been a passionate advocate for re-purposing F1 technology and techniques to benefit wider society and in 2019 he put his money where his mouth was and formed a voluntary organisation called Grid4Good.org, enlisting free help from F1 teams and engineers to solve problems outside the racing world. This year the group was centrally involved in the F1 response to Covid-19, helping speed ...

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