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Johnny Dumfries

Johnny Dumfries, 1985, International Trophy. Copyright Rich Harman 2009.  Used with permission.

Johnny Dumfries, 1985, International Trophy. Copyright Rich Harman 2009. Used with permission.

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Born:

26 Apr 1958
Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

15 (1986)

F3000 starts:

8 (1985-1988)

Now a businessman as well as the Marquis of Bute. His personal wealth is maybe greater than any former Grand Prix driver, with the exception of Bernie Ecclestone. That said, Dumfries didn't bring his money into the sport and only really progressed after getting BP backing after impressing in a shoestring operation in F3. In 2003, he made a shock return to racing, after almost 12 years away from the tracks, testing RN Motorsport's Le Mans 24 hours car and although he doesn't drive competitively any more, he stayed in touch running his annual historic motorsports festival on his land until 2005.

Biography last updated 24 Sep 2014