Johnny Dumfries, Ayrton Senna's teammate and Le Mans winner, has died

He died at age 62 after a short illness, his family reported.


The British Johnny dumfries, which played 15 Grand Prix in the F1 in 1986 and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans two years later, he passed away at age 62.

Johnny Dumfries and Ayrton SennaDumfries, XNUMXth Marquis of Bute and whose real name was John Colum Crichton-Stuart, was best known for being the companion of Ayrton Senna en Lotus in the 1986 season. The Brazilian supposedly chose him over the prospect of a tougher teammate like Derek Warwick.

His best result was a XNUMXth place at the Hungarian Grand Prix of that year. He also achieved a sixth place in Australia.

Johnny dumfriesTwo years after his only season in F.1, Dumfries built his reputation by taking outright victory at the 24 1988 Hours of Le Mans alongside Jan Lammers y Andy wallace and at the wheel of a Jaguar XJR-9LM.

In a statement confirming his death after a short illness, Dumfries' family said: "The indomitable spirit and energy that Johnny brought to his life will be sorely missed, as well as the immense warmth and love with which he embraced his family."

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