Andrea de Adamich

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Andrea de Adamich
Born (1941-10-03) 3 October 1941 (age 75)
Trieste, Italy
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Italy Italian
Active years 1968, 1970 - 1973
Teams Ferrari, McLaren, March, Surtees, Brabham
Entries 36 (30 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 6
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1968 South African Grand Prix
Last entry 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 Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 WDC Pts
1968 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 312/67 Ferrari 242 3.0 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 T33 3.0 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 T33 3.0 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 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 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 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 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
1967 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 312 Ferrari 242 3.0 V12 ROC SPC INT SYR OUL ESP
Ret
1968 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 312 Ferrari 242 3.0 V12 ROC
DNS
INT OUL
1969 TS Research & Development Ltd Surtees TS5 Chevrolet V8 ROC INT MAD OUL
3
1972 Team Surtees Surtees TS9B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ROC BRA INT OUL REP
2
VIC
3

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1970 Italy Autodelta SpA United Kingdom Piers Courage Alfa Romeo 33/3 P
3.0
222 DNF DNF
1972 Italy Autodelta SpA Italy Nino Vaccarella Alfa Romeo 33/3 S 3.0 307 4th 4th

See also[edit]

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