Motorsport followers are paying tribute to the lifetime of John Crichton-Stuart after the Scottish aristocrat and former Le Mans winner died on the age of 62.
The previous System 1 driver raced underneath the identify Johnny Dumfries and gained the 24-hour Le Mans race in 1988.
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Also referred to as the seventh Marquess of Bute, the 62-year-old’s household confirmed that he died after a brief sickness.
The F1 nice’s household issued a press release describing him as a “devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, son and grandfather and beloved by all”.
“The indomitable spirit and vitality which Johnny dropped at his life will likely be enormously missed, and the immense heat and love with which he embraced his household,” the assertion learn.
“His coronary heart was firmly rooted on the Island of Bute the place he spent a lot of his time. Johnny chaired the Board of Mount Stuart Belief from its energetic inauguration in 2005 when Mount Stuart and its gardens opened to the general public, and its rural property was vested into the charitable belief.
“He was a moderniser and an inspirational thinker, transitioning a household house to a progressive, working customer facility and property.
“His island tasks embody the internationally revered Bute Materials and, most just lately, the Kerrylamont Centre for Rural Excellence and Bute Yard. He was a philanthropist via his basis, notably specializing in Scotland and the West Coast.
“His household request privateness at the moment.”
The Guild of Motoring Writers added: “We’re very sorry to see that Honorary Member Johnny Dumfries, the seventh Marquess of Bute (who was team-mate to Ayrton Senna with Crew Lotus in 1986 – AND gained the 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans) has handed away, aged simply 62. #RIP”
The Grand Tour host Jeremy Clarkson was additionally amongst these to pay tribute to Crichton-Stuart on Twitter.
“FFS. Now most cancers has obtained poor outdated Johnny Bute. So unhappy.”
Followers pay respects to motorsport icon
Comparable tributes poured in throughout social media because the motorsport world paid their respects to the long-lasting driver.
One video is all I want to elucidate why I used to be obsessive about F1 within the mid-eighties. It is Johnny Dumfries manhandling 1300 bhp of Lotus across the punishing streets of Adelaide with Murray and James loving each second of it!
— Declan Brennan (@TheRaceTool) March 22, 2021
FFS. Now most cancers has obtained poor outdated Johnny Bute. So unhappy.
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) March 22, 2021
I’m very unhappy to listen to of the passing of John Colum Crichton-Stuart, seventh Marquess of Bute, aka Johnny Dumfries, 62. He began 15 GPs, all of them in ’86, all of them for Lotus, all of them within the stunning Lotus 98T (pic), & he gained at #LeMans for Jaguar in ’88. #RIPJohnnyDumfries pic.twitter.com/P4GuS9BuaB
— Matt Bishop (@TheBishF1) March 22, 2021
We’re deeply saddened to listen to John Crichton-Stuart, seventh Marquess of Bute often known as Johnny Dumfries previous to his ascension to Marquessate has handed away. Johnny drove for Lotus in #F1 and gained Le Mans in 1988.
1958-2021 RIP Johnny pic.twitter.com/kmowgD7lJs
— Zakspeed Yamaha F1 🇩🇪🇯🇵 (@East_ZakSpeedF1) March 22, 2021
Unhappy passing of The Marquess of Bute John Crichton-Stuart. Of the Island of Bute, an F1 driver, aka Johnny Dumfries, driving alongside Ayrton Senna, a former winner of Le Mans. A effectively favored aristocrat who leaves a spouse & 4 kids. Condolences to his household and his many mates.
— Hugo Deynem (@CllrHDeynem) March 22, 2021
We’re deeply saddened by the information that Johnny Dumfries has handed away aged 62.
John Colum Crichton-Stuart, the seventh Marquess of Bute, gained the 1988 Le Mans 24 Hours for Jaguar, 1984 British F3 Championship and went on to turn out to be the workforce mate of Ayrton Senna at Lotus throughout 1986. pic.twitter.com/gwJeGOw0V0
— Lotus Drivers 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 a racing driver. In 1986 he joined Ayrton Senna at Lotus, he’s most notable for successful the 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans.#RIP #F1 #Formula1 pic.twitter.com/JBgpaDDdeC
— FthOne (@FthOne_) March 22, 2021
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