Followers are ‘deeply saddened’ by the dying of F1 Nice
Motorsport followers pay homage to lifetime of John Crichton-Stuart after Scottish aristocrat and former Le Mans winner died on the age of 62.
The previous Components 1 driver raced beneath the identify Johnny Dumfries and gained the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1988.
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Also referred to as the seventh Marquess of Bute, the 62-year-old household have confirmed he died from a brief sickness.
The household of the F1 big-back launched an announcement describing him as a “devoted and liked husband, father, brother, uncle, son and grandfather”.
“The indomitable spirit and vitality that Johnny delivered to his life shall be sorely missed, together with the immense heat and love with which he embraced his household,” the assertion learn.
“His coronary heart was firmly anchored on the Isle of Bute the place he spent most of his time. Johnny has chaired the board of administrators of Mount Stuart Belief since its lively inauguration in 2005 when Mount Stuart and its gardens had been opened to the general public, and his rural property was invested within the charitable belief.
“He was a modernizer and galvanizing thinker, making the transition from a household dwelling to a progressive, lively facility and property for guests.
“Its island tasks embody the internationally famend Bute Materials and most just lately the Kerrylamont Middle for Rural Excellence and Bute Yard. He was a philanthropist by way of his basis, focusing significantly on Scotland and the west coast.
“Her household is asking for confidentiality proper now.”
The Guild of Motoring Writers added: “We’re so sorry to see Honorary Member Johnny Dumfries, seventh Marquess of Bute (who was Ayrton Senna’s teammate with Workforce Lotus in 1986 – ET gained the 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans ) died aged solely 62. #RIP “
Grand Tour host Jeremy Clarkson was additionally amongst those that paid tribute to Crichton-Stuart on Twitter.
“FFS. Now poor previous Johnny Bute has most cancers. So unhappy.”
Followers pay homage to motorsport icon
Related tributes poured into social media because the world of motorsport paid tribute to the enduring driver.
A video is all I want to clarify why I used to be obsessive about F1 within the mid-eighties. It is Johnny Dumfries dealing with 1,300 Lotus Horsepower by way of the grueling streets of Adelaide with Murray and James adoring each second!
– Declan Brennan (@TheRaceTool) March 22, 2021
FFS. Now poor previous Johnny Bute has most cancers. So unhappy.
– Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) March 22, 2021
I’m very unhappy to be taught of the passing of John Colum Crichton-Stuart, seventh Marquess of Bute, aka Johnny Dumfries, 62 years previous. He began 15 GPs, all in 1986, all for Lotus, all within the stunning Lotus 98T (pictured), and he gained at #Le Mans for Jaguar in 88. #RIPJohnnyDumfries pic.twitter.com/P4GuS9BuaB
– Matt Bishop (@ TheBishF1) March 22, 2021
We’re deeply saddened to be taught that John Crichton-Stuart, seventh Marquess of Bute referred to as Johnny Dumfries earlier than his ascension to Marquessat has handed away. Johnny drove for Lotus # F1 and gained Le Mans in 1988.
1958-2021 RIP Johnny pic.twitter.com/kmowgD7lJs
– Zakspeed Yamaha F1 🇩🇪🇯🇵 (@ East_ZakSpeedF1) March 22, 2021
Unhappy dying of the Marquis of Bute John Crichton-Stuart. From Isle of Bute, an F1 driver aka Johnny Dumfries alongside former Le Mans winner Ayrton Senna. A beloved aristocrat who leaves behind a spouse and 4 kids. Condolences to his household and his many pals.
– Hugo Deynem (@CllrHDeynem) March 22, 2021
We’re deeply saddened to be taught that Johnny Dumfries has handed away on the age of 62.
John Colum Crichton-Stuart, seventh Marquess of Bute, gained the 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans for Jaguar, the 1984 British F3 Championship and have become Ayrton Senna’s teammate at Lotus in 1986. pic.twitter.com/gwJeGOw0V0
– Lotus Pilots Membership | LDC (@LotusDriverClub) March 22, 2021
Johnny Dumfries (1958 – 2021) One other unhappy day in F1 and motorsport.
John Colum Crichton-Stuart, seventh Marquess of Bute, was a Scottish peer and racing driver. In 1986, he joined Ayrton Senna at Lotus, he’s finest identified for having gained the 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans.#REST IN PEACE # F1 #Components 1 pic.twitter.com/JBgpaDDdeC
– FthOne (@FthOne_) March 22, 2021
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