Only a hint of motorsport by Lake Geneva
‘I spend more than half the year travelling, so this is my place of retreat,’ says Dumas. ‘When I’m at home, my family takes precedence. And when I meet friends, we talk about all sorts of things, just not motorsport.’ Indeed, there is relatively little in Dumas’s home that hints at his profession. There’s an old picture of a Formula 3 race taken in the 1960s hanging in the hallway. And on a sideboard in the living room, there’s a model of the Porsche 911 in which Dumas celebrated his Pikes Peak premiere in 2012, alongside a Le Mans winner’s trophy.
Otherwise, it’s his son Gabin who has made more of a mark in the living room, with toys, colouring books and model cars strewn all over the floor. ‘That’s nothing!’ Dumas laughs. ‘His bedroom looks like a hurricane hit it. We’re just your average family.’