Derek Daly

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Derek Daly
Derek Daly 1982.jpg
Derek Daly at Zandvoort in 1982
Born (1953-03-11) 11 March 1953 (age 61)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Republic of Ireland Irish
Active years 1978 - 1982
Teams Hesketh, Ensign, Tyrrell, March, Theodore, Williams
Races 64 (49 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 15
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1978 United States Grand Prix West
Last race 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix

Derek Daly (born 11 March 1953 in Ballinteer, Dublin) is a former racing driver from Ireland. He won the 1977 British Formula Three Championship, and competed as a professional racing driver for 17 years participating in 64 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 2 April 1978. He scored a total of 15 championship points. He also participated in several non-Championship Formula One races. Daly later became a US citizen and now resides in Noblesville, Indiana with his third wife, Rhonda, and three children from his second marriage.

Racing history[edit]

In 1982, Daly began driving in the CART series and continued through 1989. He started 66 CART races, including each Indianapolis 500 from 1983–1989, except for 1986. He finished in the top ten a total of 21 times, including one podium finish, 3rd position, at Milwaukee in 1987.

In 1990, Daly had the unusual result of finish both first and second at the 12 Hours of Sebring, driving for Nissan.[1][2]

Daly is known in motor sports circles around the world as a driver, writer, broadcaster, racing advisor, and businessman. He runs a professional services company called MotorVation, and had been a commentator for American broadcasts of the Champ Car series, as well as a public speaker. One of the agencies that represents him is the National Speakers Bureau.[3]

He was also part of the ESPN Speedworld Coverage of the Grand Prix of San Marino in 1994, and therefore called the race in which Ayrton Senna was killed.

Daly's son, Conor Daly, is also a racing driver, starting in GP3 driving for the Lotus GP team in 2012,[4] and then continuing on to GP2 in 2014 driving for Venezuela GP Lazarus.[5]

Racing results[edit]

Complete European Formula Two Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Pts
1977 Chevron Racing Chevron/B40 Hart SIL
THR
HOC
NÜR
VAL
PAU
MUG
ROU
NOG
PER
MIS
EST
5
DON
18th 2
1978 Chevron Racing Chevron/B42 Hart THR
6
HOC
9
NÜR
Ret
PAU
9
MUG
1
VAL
1
ROU
11
DON
Ret
NOG
3
PER
3
MIS
9
HOC
Ret
3rd 27
1979 Project Four Racing March/792 BMW SIL
2
HOC
THR
2
NÜR
VAL
MUG
Ret
PAU
Ret
HOC
2
ZAN
11
PER
2
MIS
Ret
DON
1
3rd 33
1983 McMahon Racing March/822 Hart SIL
THR
HOC
NÜR
VAL
PAU
JAR
DON
9
MIS
PER
ZOL
MUG
- 0

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Pts.
1978 Olympus Cameras/Hesketh Racing Hesketh 308E Ford V8 ARG BRA RSA USW
DNPQ
MON
DNPQ
BEL
DNQ
ESP SWE 19th 1
Team Tissot Ensign Ensign N177 Ford V8 FRA
DNQ
GBR
Ret
GER AUT
DSQ
NED
Ret
ITA
10
USA
8
CAN
6
1979 Team Ensign Ensign N177 Ford V8 ARG
11
BRA
13
ESP
DNQ
BEL
DNQ
NC 0
Ensign N179 Ford V8 RSA
DNQ
USW
Ret
MON
DNQ
FRA
GBR
GER
Candy Tyrrell Team Tyrrell 009 Ford V8 AUT
8
NED ITA CAN
Ret
USA
Ret
1980 Candy Tyrrell Team Tyrrell 009 Ford V8 ARG
4
BRA
14
RSA
Ret
11th 6
Tyrrell 010 Ford V8 USW
8
BEL
9
MON
Ret
FRA
11
GBR
4
GER
10
AUT
Ret
NED
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAN
Ret
USA
Ret
1981 March Grand Prix Team March 811 Ford V8 USW
DNQ
BRA
DNQ
ARG
DNQ
SMR
DNQ
BEL
DNQ
MON
DNPQ
ESP
16
FRA
Ret
GBR
7
GER
Ret
AUT
11
NED
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAN
8
CPL
DNQ
NC 0
1982 Theodore Racing Team Theodore TY01 Ford V8 RSA
14
13th 8
Theodore TY02 Ford V8 BRA
Ret
USW
Ret
SMR
TAG Williams Team Williams FW08 Ford V8 BEL
Ret
MON
6
DET
5
CAN
7
NED
5
GBR
5
FRA
7
GER
Ret
AUT
Ret
SUI
9
ITA
Ret
CPL
6

CART results[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1982 Wysard Racing March 82C Ford Cosworth DFX PHX ATL MIL CLE MIS MIL POC RIV ROA MIS2 PHX2
25
NC 0
1983 Wysard Racing March 82C Ford Cosworth DFX ATL
22
27th 4
March 83C INDY
19
MIL CLE MIS
Provimi Racing March 82/83C Ford Cosworth DFX ROA
9
POC RIV MDO
22
MIS2 LVG
18
LS
23
PHX
22
1984 Provimi Racing March 84C Ford Cosworth DFX LBH
7
PHX
15
INDY
27
MIL POR
4
MEA
19
CLE
6
MIS
17
ROA
18
POC MDO
18
SAN
21
MIS2
21
PHX2 LS LVG 19th 26
1985 Tom Hess Racing Lola T900 Ford Cosworth DFX LBH INDY
12
MIL POR MEA CLE MIS ROA POC MDO SAN MIS2 LS PHX MIA 40th 1
1986 Team Menard March 86C Ford Cosworth DFX PHX LBH INDY
DNQ
MIL POR MEA CLE TOR MIS POC 23rd 11
Curb Motorsports MDO
6
SAN
10
MIS2 ROA
13
LS PHX2 MIA
1987 Pace Racing March 87C Buick V6 (t/c) LBH PHX INDY
15
15th 27
Raynor Motorsports Lola T87/00 Ford Cosworth DFX MIL
3
POR
15
MEA
9
CLE
11
TOR
16
MIS
24
POC
10
ROA
26
MDO
9
NAZ
16
LS
14
MIA
22
1988 Raynor Motorsports Lola T88/00 Ford Cosworth DFX PHX
13
LBH
5
INDY
29
MIL
11
POR
19
CLE
6
TOR
23
MEA
24
MIS
16
POC
4
MDO
9
ROA
6
NAZ
10
LS
7
MIA
23
9th 53
1989 Raynor Motorsports Lola T89/00 Judd AV PHX
12
LBH
9
INDY
15
MIL
21
DET
25
POR
11
CLE
22
MEA
25
TOR
16
MIS
5
POC
24
MDO
9
ROA
27
NAZ
9
LS
18
12th 25

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1988 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
United States Kevin Cogan
Australia Larry Perkins
Jaguar XJR-9LM C1 383 4th 4th
1989 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
United States Davy Jones
United States Jeff Kline
Jaguar XJR-9LM C1 85 DNF DNF
1990 United States Nissan Performance Technology Inc. Australia Geoff Brabham
United States Chip Robinson
Nissan R90CK C1 251 DNF DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sebring 12 Hours". http://www.racingsportscars.com. 17 March 1990. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Top 5 - Sebring wins by manufacturer". ALMS. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Performance in the Fast Lane by The Master of Fast". National Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Lotus GP sign American ace Daly". GP3 Series. 2 March 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Tony DiZinno (5 May 2014). "Conor Daly confirmed for full season of GP2 with Lazarus". GP2 Series. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Geoff Lees
Formula Ford Festival
Winner

1976
Succeeded by
Chico Serra
Preceded by
Rupert Keegan
British Formula Three Championship
BARC Series Champion

1977
Succeeded by
Nelson Piquet