Andrea de Adamich

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Andrea de Adamich
Nationality Flag of Italy Italian
Formula One World Championship career
Active years1968, 1970 - 1973
TeamsFerrari, McLaren, March, Surtees, Brabham
Races36 (29 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points6
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
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 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 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 fold as they entered F1 supplying engines to a third works 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.

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 British GP. 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.

Complete World Championship Formula One results

(key)

Yr Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 WDC Points
1968 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 312/67 Ferrari V12 RSA
Ret
ESP
MON
BEL
NED
FRA
GBR
GER
ITA
CAN
USA
MEX
NC 0
1970 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M7D Alfa Romeo V8 RSA
ESP
DNQ
MON
DNQ
BEL
FRA
NC
GBR
DNS
NC 0
McLaren M14D NED
DNQ
GER
DNQ
AUT
12
ITA
8
CAN
Ret
USA
DNQ
MEX
1971 STP March March 711 Alfa Romeo V8 RSA
13
ESP
Ret
MON
NED
FRA
Ret
GBR
NC
GER
Ret
AUT
ITA
Ret
CAN
USA
11
NC 0
1972 Ceramica Pagnossin Team Surtees Surtees TS9B Cosworth V8 ARG
Ret
RSA
NC
ESP
4
MON
7
BEL
Ret
FRA
14
GBR
Ret
GER
13
AUT
14
ITA
Ret
CAN
Ret
USA
Ret
17th 3
1973 Ceramica Pagnossin Team Surtees Surtees TS9B Cosworth V8 ARG
BRA
RSA
8
16th 3
Ceramica Pagnossin MRD Brabham BT37 ESP
Ret
BEL
4
MON
7
SWE
FRA
Ret
Brabham BT42 GBR
DNS
NED
GER
AUT
ITA
CAN
USA

References

  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"
Italian Formula Three Champion
1965
Succeeded by
Ernesto Brambilla
Preceded by
John Whitmore
European Touring Car Championship champion (Div.2)
1966-1967
Succeeded by
John Rhodes