WHEN DID IT ALL START?
Born 31 October 1941 in Pinner, Middlesex, England as Derek Reginald Bell MBE.
I am 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.
Won my 1st race at Goodwood in March 1964.
5x LE MANS WINNER
1975, 1981, 1982, 1986 and 1987
I have raced in Formula One for the Ferrari, Wheatcroft, McLaren, Surtees and Tecno teams. I have had the pleasure of driving alongside fellow heroes such as Stefan Bellof, Jo Siffert, Hans Stuck and Jacky Ickx.
3 x Daytona 24 Winner
1986, 1987 and 1989
2 x Winner of World Sportscar Championship
1985 and 1986
To read more about my full story and career with Porsche, from the fearsome 917 to the iconic 956, 962 and 911, buy my book Derek Bell - All my Porsche Races.