This Monday night sad news was confirmed for the world of the Formula 1. The former pilot, Johnny dumfries He died at the age of 62, a victim of an illness, according to his family in a statement. Dumfries competed during the 1986 season, alongside the legendary Ayrton senna, in the team Lotus. Although he could not reap points, he managed to get in good race positions.
The former pilot was the winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1988 at the controls of a Jaguar, next to the British Andy wallace and the dutch Jan Lammers. It was the only time he managed to reach the finish line in the historic competition, since he tried again four other times, but never managed to reach the end. The news was a bucket of cold water for fans of the category.
Dumfries entered Formula 1 alongside the Lotus team. The brand had opted for young pilots and there was the emerging figure of Ayrton Senna. A Brazilian boy who had already taken his first steps in Toleman, and who had all the numbers to be the figure of the following years of the highest category.
Through fifteen Grands Prix, Dumfries scored three points. It should be noted that with the current scoring system, I would have achieved many more. Of the six races he was able to complete, all of them were in the top ten, with fifth place at the Hungarian Grand Prix being his best result in Formula 1.
Through a statement, the family of Johnny Dumfries released the sad news to all the media. “We will never forget the indomitable spirit and energy that Johnny brought into his life, and the immense warmth and love with which he embraced his family,” they assured from their inner circle.
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