Welcome to The Derek Daly Academy!
What do we do?
DDA is a Management and Career Development company dedicated to motor sports. Its very foundation is the principles contained in Derek's best selling book, Race to Win. Mario Andretti, who wrote the foreword, has referred to the book as "The Bible" for young drivers.
The biggest dilemma young drivers and parents face when attempting to develop a career in motorsports is; what do we do, how do we do it, what team should we do it with?
More budgets are wasted by making the wrong decision and unlike stick and ball sports; there is no formal structure in place to develop motorsports elite athletes. DDA fills that void for young drivers and their parents with a proven fact based holistic development program.
"I was fortunate enough to make just about every mistake a driver could make. What an education it was - that then became a powerful learning tool"....Derek Daly
Fastest rise ever to Formula One -1978
Derek's rise to Formula One from Formula Ford was the fastest in history - 13 months. The fastest before him was Emerson Fittipaldi who did it in 18 months.
Derek actually led his first ever Formula One race in the rain at Silverstone, England driving for Hesketh....Watch F1 debut: