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Джонни Дамфриз

Dumfries, Johnny

Crichton-Stuart, John Colum, the Earl of Dumfries

Джонни Дамфриз / Dumfries, Johnny

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

Родился:

26.04.1958

Ротсей, Айл-оф-Бьют, Шотландия

Сезонов в Ф1:

1

Лет в Ф1:

1

Гран При:

16

Старты:

15*

*не стартовал:

1

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Лучший финиш:

5

Лучший старт:

8

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Круги:

661

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Километры:

2888.29

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Очки:

3

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3

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Ф1: 1986

Джонни Дамфриз / Dumfries, Johnny - 1986

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1987-2003

Год

Команда

Шасси

1986John Player Special Team LotusLotus 98T
Lotus 98T

Looking at his record, it is clear Johnny Dumfries did little wrong and plenty right, yet his career petered out while those of many drivers with less ability have endured.

More formally known as the Earl of Dumfries, Johnny was determined to make it in his own right as a racing driver, and showed some promise and not a little speed when taken under the wing of Dave Morgan to race in Formula 3 in 1983. He landed a plum drive in the BP-backed Dave Price Racing team for 1984, and the season exceeded even his wildest expectations, Johnny winning the Marlboro F3 championship at home and nearly repeating the feat in the European series, achieving a magnificent total of 15 wins. His stock was justifiably high, and for 1985 he joined Onyx for a season in F3000, but a bright start soon faded and by mid-season he was out of work.

Luckily for Johnny, help was at hand in the form of Ayrton Senna, who declined to accept Derek Warwick as his new team-mate at Lotus, as he was entitled to under the terms of his contract. This gave Dumfries his big chance, but while he let no one down he was naturally very much the number two to Senna in all things. He did, however, score three points and handled himself pretty well. Politics of one sort had helped him into the team, and unfortunately the revolving door took him straight back out when an engine deal with Honda meant Satoru Nakajima would be Senna's partner in 1987. Johnny did some testing for Benetton and then went into endurance racing, with drives in both Porsches and Toyotas, but the unquestioned highlight was his win at Le Mans (with Lammers and Wallace) in 1988 in the TWR Jaguar.

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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