Racing Royalty: Johnny Dumfries the Earl who earned his Formula 1 right

27 09:00:00.02.2020

To some Formula 1 fans, the name Johnny Dumfries will ring a bell as a young Brit who would unexpectedly partner Ayrton Senna in F1 in Lotus’ 1986 campaign aboard the 98T. Others may however know Dumfries by his other name – John Colum Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute or perhaps the comparatively colloquial Earl of Dumfries.

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27 05:00:00.02.202027 February: Today in Racing

27 February: Today in Racing

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26 February: Today in Racing

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Rich in racing history, 25 February saw Jimmy Murphy steer his Dusenberg to victory in the 1923 Beverly Hills Grand Prixe race; in 1934, Per-Viktor Widengren drove his a Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 Monza to win the Norwegian Grand Pix at Mjosa and Joe Weatherly won the 1962 NASCAR Grand National at Daytona.

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23 February: Today in Racing

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22 February: Today in Racing

Today in history will be remembered for American speed king Barney Oldfield asking in 1917, "If deflecting planes will drive an airplane up and down, why won't a deflecting plane on a car going more than 100mph help drive it down to the ground and add weight for traction?”

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