Andrea de Adamich

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Andrea de Adamich
FIA Super Licence Flag of Italy Italy
Formula One World Championship career
Active years1968 Formula One season, 1970 Formula One season - 1973 Formula One season
TeamsFerrari, Team McLaren, March Engineering, Surtees, Brabham
Races36 (29 starts)
List of Formula One World Drivers' Champions0
Career points6
Pole position0
Fastest lap0
First race1968 South African Grand Prix
Last race1973 British Grand Prix

Andrea Lodovico de Adamich[1] (born October 3, 1941) is a former Racing driver from Italy. He participated in 34 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on January 1, 1968. He scored a total of 6 championship points. He also participated in numerous non-Championship Formula One races.

De Adamich driving for March Engineering in the 1971 German Grand Prix.
Andrea de Adamich 1974 at Nürburgring driving Alfa Romeo 33 TT 12

De Adamich was born in Trieste. He was an accomplished saloon and sport-car racer who performed solidly when asked to race in F1 where he was one of the few drivers to have worn spectacles to race.

He won the 1966 European Touring Car Championship at the start of a long relationship with Alfa Romeo in motorsport and made his GP debut in the 1968 South African race when his Ferrari spun off on oil. Later in the season he won a South American F2 tournament with Ferrari but was not retained by the Italian giants and he returned to the Alfa Romeo (Formula One) fold as they entered F1 supplying engines to a third works Team McLaren. De Adamich only finished once in 1970 in the McLaren-Alfa and had no more luck the following year when the Alfa engine deal switched to March Engineering.

1972 saw De Adamich attract sponsorship to join the Surtees team and he finished a good 4th in the Spanish GP at Jarama and he repeated that placing the following year in the Belgian GP at Zolder in a sponsored Brabham.

1973 saw the end of De Adamich's GP career, mainly due to injuries sustained in a multiple pile-up at the 1973 British Grand Prix. He retired the following year and became a respected motor sport journalist and TV pundit in his native Italy (now he leads the TV sport program "Grand Prix" on Italia 1).

He is currently the vice-president of N. Technology which prepares race cars for Alfa Romeo in motorsport.

Complete World Championship Formula One results

(F1 driver results legend 2)

Yr Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 WDC Points
1968 Formula One season Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 312/67 Ferrari V12 1968 South African Grand Prix
1968 Spanish Grand Prix
1968 Monaco Grand Prix
1968 Belgian Grand Prix
1968 Dutch Grand Prix
1968 French Grand Prix
1968 British Grand Prix
1968 German Grand Prix
1968 Italian Grand Prix
1968 Canadian Grand Prix
1968 United States Grand Prix
1968 Mexican Grand Prix
NC 0
1970 Formula One season Team McLaren McLaren McLaren M7D Alfa Romeo in Formula One V8 1970 South African Grand Prix
1970 Spanish Grand Prix
1970 Monaco Grand Prix
1970 Belgian Grand Prix
1970 French Grand Prix
1970 British Grand Prix
NC 0
McLaren McLaren M14D 1970 Dutch Grand Prix
1970 German Grand Prix
1970 Austrian Grand Prix
1970 Italian Grand Prix
1970 Canadian Grand Prix
1970 United States Grand Prix
1970 Mexican Grand Prix
1971 Formula One season STP (motor oil company) March Engineering March Engineering March 711 Alfa Romeo in Formula One V8 1971 South African Grand Prix
1971 Spanish Grand Prix
1971 Monaco Grand Prix
1971 Dutch Grand Prix
1971 French Grand Prix
1971 British Grand Prix
1971 German Grand Prix
1971 Austrian Grand Prix
1971 Italian Grand Prix
1971 Canadian Grand Prix
1971 United States Grand Prix
NC 0
1972 Formula One season Surtees Surtees Surtees TS9 Cosworth V8 1972 Argentine Grand Prix
1972 South African Grand Prix
1972 Spanish Grand Prix
1972 Monaco Grand Prix
1972 Belgian Grand Prix
1972 French Grand Prix
1972 British Grand Prix
1972 German Grand Prix
1972 Austrian Grand Prix
1972 Italian Grand Prix
1972 Canadian Grand Prix
1972 United States Grand Prix
17th 3
1973 Formula One season Surtees Surtees Surtees TS9 Cosworth V8 1973 Argentine Grand Prix
1973 Brazilian Grand Prix
1973 South African Grand Prix
16th 3
Brabham Brabham Brabham BT37 1973 Spanish Grand Prix
1973 Belgian Grand Prix
1973 Monaco Grand Prix
1973 Swedish Grand Prix
1973 French Grand Prix
Brabham Brabham BT42 1973 British Grand Prix
1973 Dutch Grand Prix
1973 German Grand Prix
1973 Austrian Grand Prix
1973 Italian Grand Prix
1973 Canadian Grand Prix
1973 United States Grand Prix


  1. ↑ FIA Year Book of Automobile Sport 1975. Patrick Stephens Ltd.. white p. 34. ISBN 0850591853. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Geki (driver)
Italian Formula Three Championship
Succeeded by
Ernesto Brambilla
Preceded by
John Whitmore
European Touring Car Championship champion (Div.2)
Succeeded by
John Rhodes (driver)