Former Grand Prix driver Derek Daly will make his debut on the FIA Stewards’ panel at this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
A prodigious talent in the lower formulae, the Irishman drove for the likes of Hesketh, Ensign, Tyrrell, March (pictured above) and Williams in a career spanning 1978-82. Famous for a series of spectacular crashes during his Grand Prix career, his best results were a pair of fourth-placed finishes in 1980, although he was also one of five drivers who could have won the chaotic Monaco Grand Prix in 1982.
After F1, Daly dabbled in endurance racing, before forging himself a reputation as one of motorsport’s best commentators. Today, he lives in the United States, working as a motivational speaker while also overseeing the burgeoning career of his son Conor, who is currently achieving great success in the Indy Lights and GP3 championships.
Derek kindly afforded Richard’s F1 a lengthy interview last year, which you can read on our site by clicking here.
[Images via F1 Nostalgia]