Most Porsche fans know Derek Bell. Next to Hurley Haywood, he’s one of the most decorated and well liked Porsche drivers from his era. He’s a five-time Le Mans winner, three-time Daytona winner and two-time World Sports Car Champion. Now, starting today, he’s the latest ‘Online Driving Instructor’ for SAFEisFAST.com and you can ask him just about anything you might want. Beginning today and continuing through Friday, August 15th, questions can be sent via www.SAFEisFAST.com. Bell’s answers will be posted commencing Monday, August 18th. There will be five answers posted each day until the following Friday (22nd).
About Derek Bell
With a career spanning over forty years, Bell remains one of the most liked drivers of his generation. Since his retirement from professional racing, he has engaged with numerous motor sport and charity projects utilizing his vast knowledge and enthusiasm.
But endurance racing was the arena in which Bell truly shone. Taking back-to-back World Sports Car Championships in 1985 and 86, he also won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1986, 87 and 89. He formed one of the most famous pairings in motor sport history with Jacky Ickx, claiming victory in the Le Mans 24 hours in 1975, 1981 and 82. Bell claimed a further two victories in the 1986 and 87 editions of the French classic.
The Englishman is no stranger to the small screen or the silver screen, having worked as a Formula 1 analyst on US television and featuring in the 1971 cult classic Le Mans alongside Steve McQueen.
Bell still competes in historic racing and represents global automotive brands such as Porsche and Bentley. He is a supporter of the charity Mission Motorsport that helps injured servicemen and women acquire skills, self-confidence and potential careers through motor sport.
With limitless knowledge of motor sport, Bell is ready to answer questions as the latest ‘Ask A Pro’.
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