Derek Daly

Derek Daly ( born March 11, 1953 in Dundrum Dun Laoghaire in today's County - Rathdown ) is a former Irish Formula 1 driver. He is the father of racing driver Conor Daly.


In 1976 he won the Formula Ford Festival. The following year, he became a master in the British Formula 3 Championship. From 1977 to 1983, he also competed in the European Formula 3 Championship, where he off third in the standings in 1978 and 1979.

In Formula 1, his career began in 1978 with the Hesketh team; He also drove for Ensign, Tyrrell, March, and Theodore Williams. In all his race him the well-known Ford - Cosworth engine was used as a drive source. In addition to 22 failures he reached the points where, however, gained a total of 15 championship points no podium eight times.

After the end of his active Formula 1 career in 1982, he joined the Champ Car series and drove there from 1982 to 1989 a total of 66 races with a third place as best result.

From 1988 to 1990, he launched beyond three times at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After a fourth place in 1988 on a Jaguar XJR- 9LM he fell in the other two races each with engine failure.


Grand Prix Results

Le Mans results

  • Drivers in the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • World Sports Car Championship racer
  • Formula 1 racing driver (Ireland )
  • Irishman
  • Born in 1953
  • Man