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Derek Daly (born 11 March 1953 in Ballinteer, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Dublin Region, Republic of Ireland) is a retired Irish racing driver who competed in Formula One in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

His son, Conor Daly, was a test driver for Force India in 2012 and currently competes in the IndyCar Series.

Daly started his career with the Hesketh team in 1978, failing to qualify for three races. In the second half of the season, he drove for Ensign, scoring a point at the Canadian Grand Prix. He remained at Ensign for 1979 before leaving midway through the season; Tyrrell gave him three races in the latter half of the year. Staying at Tyrrell for 1980, Daly scored fourth-place finishes. Leaving for March, Daly had a difficult 1981. Daly moved to Theodore for the first three races of 1982 before he was signed by Williams as a replacement for the retired Carlos Reutemann and scored five points finishes. At the end of the season, Daly was left without a drive and left to drive in America in the CART series.

Formula One Career[]

Pre-Formula One[]

1978[]

1979[]

1980[]

1981[]

1982[]

Post-Formula One[]

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1978 Olympus Cameras/Hesketh Racing Hesketh-Ford Cosworth 1 19th Report
Team Tissot Ensign Ensign-Ford Cosworth
1979 Team Ensign Ensign-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
Candy Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth
1980 Candy Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 6 11th Report
1981 March Grand Prix Team March-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1982 Theodore Racing Team Theodore-Ford Cosworth 8 13th Report
TAG Williams Team Williams-Ford Cosworth

Career Statistics[]

Entries 64
Starts 48
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 15
Laps Raced 2234
Distance Raced 10501 km (6525 mi)
Races Led 0
Laps Led 0
Distance Led 0 km (0 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts Pos
1978 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Spain 1977 1981.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg 1 19th
DNPQ DNPQ DNQ DNQ Ret DSQ Ret 10th 8th 6th
1979 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Spain 1977 1981.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
11th 13th DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ C 8th Ret Ret
1980 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 6 11th
4th 14th Ret 8th 9th Ret 11th 4th 10th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
1981 Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Spain.png Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNPQ 16th Ret 7th Ret 11th Ret Ret 8th DNQ
1982 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg 8 13th
14th Ret Ret Ret 6th 5th 7th 5th 5th 7th Ret Ret 9th Ret 6th


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

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