Andrea de Adamich

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Andrea de Adamich
Born

(1941-10-03) 3 October 1941 (age 73)
Trieste, Italy

Years = 1968, 1970 - 1973
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Italy Italian
Teams Ferrari, McLaren, March, Surtees, Brabham
Races 36 (30 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 6
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1968 South African Grand Prix
Last race 1973 British Grand Prix

Andrea Lodovico de Adamich[1] (born 3 October 1941) is a former racing driver from Italy. He participated in 34 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, making his début on 1 January 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, but the family originated from Fiume where his ancestor Andrea Lodovico de Adamich had been the wealthiest and most powerful merchant.[2] Andrea de Adamich 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.

In 1972 De Adamich joined the Surtees team and finished a good 4th in the Spanish GP at Jarama. In 1973 he repeated that placing in the Belgian GP at Zolder in a sponsored Brabham but was unable to complete the season due to injuries sustained in a multiple pile-up at the British GP.

De Adamich retired the following year and became a respected motor sport journalist and TV pundit in his native Italy. From 1978 through 2012 he conducted 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.

Racing record[edit]

Complete World Championship Formula One results[edit]

(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
Ret
NED
GER
AUT
ITA
CAN
USA

Non-Championship Formula One results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1967 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 312 Ferrari V12 ROC SPC INT SYR OUL ESP
Ret
1968 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 312 Ferrari V12 ROC
DNS
INT OUL
1969 Andrea de Adamich Surtees TS5 Chevrolet ROC INT MAD OUL
3
1970 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M14D Alfa Romeo V8 ROC INT OUL
DNA
1971 Andrea de Adamich Surtees TS9B Cosworth V8 ARG ROC QUE SPR INT RIN
DNA
OUL VIC
1972 Andrea de Adamich Surtees TS9B Cosworth V8 ROC BRA
DNA
INT OUL REP
2
VIC
3

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIA Year Book of Automobile Sport 1975. Patrick Stephens Ltd. white p. 34. ISBN 0-85059-195-3. 
  2. ^ Avakumovic, Ivan. “An Episode In The Continental System in the Illyrian Provinces”, The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 14. No 3 (Summer, 1954), pp. 254-261.

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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