Welcome to the Official website of the legendary motor racing driver Derek Bell MBE, the five times Le Mans winner, three times Daytona 24 winner and the two times World Sports Car champion. He is regarded as one of the greatest sports car and endurance racing drivers of his era.

 
Splitting his time between homes in the United Kingdom and the United States, Derek can be seen at the world’s major automotive and motor sport events. He is the global Bentley Motors brand ambassador, an accomplished speaker and an experienced television and radio motorsport commentator.

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Thank you for visiting my new website, we hope you enjoy browsing the contents! All sections will be updated regularly with news, photos and videos. We will keep you up to date on my current activities through twitter, so please follow me.

The news section will feature regular articles on my racing history and the cars I drove, from my early single seater years in Formula 1 and Formula 3 to racing Porsche’s at Le Mans.

We also have an on-line shop retailing my new book, My Racing Life, signed images, DVD's, models and a range of products that will increase over time. Please visit the site regularly and do not forget to sign up for the newsletter and comment on the news stories!

FEATURE ARTICLE:

The Midland Automobile Club will be celebrating the successes of 5 time Le Mans winner Derek Bell at Classic Nostalgia on the 18th and 19th July, has he celebrates his 40th anniversary of his first Le Mans win.
Derek’s 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed schedule centres around the 40th Anniversary of his first Le Mans victory, with the winning Gulf GR8 displayed statically in the F1 Paddock and his racing career as whole, with 18 of his race cars on display, again in the F1 Paddock, of which a number as below, will be driven up the famous hill by Derek himself.
Derek will be signing his hugely enjoyable and readable book ‘Derek Bell My Racing Life’ and stunning limited edition lithographs of his 1987 Le Mans winning Porsche 962, pictured above, on the AA stand, through official partners The Signature Store, at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed at the following times: Thursday 24th June
Derek's Porsche 936 'Junior' goes under the hammer at the Bonham's 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed auction on the 26th June from 10:30am. This Porsche 936 'Junior' Child's Car, Chassis number 936/78, lot number 268, is a 1:2 scale replica of Derek's 1981 Le Mans-winning Porsche 936 sports-racing prototype.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Gulf winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in a car of its own name and also, of course, the first of Derek Bell’s five victories in the world’s greatest endurance race. To celebrate the occasion, Derek and the car he and Jacky Ickx drove to victory will be reunited on Thursday 11th June at the famous Hotel de France, in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir – where John Wyer and the Gulf team stayed during their Le Mans campaigns.

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