Andrea de Adamich Biography: Andrea Lodovico de Adamich is a former Italian racing driver. He raced in 34 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, beginning on January 1, 1968. He finished with a total of six championship points. He also raced in several non-championship Formula One races.
Andrea de Adamich Biography
Andrea de Adamich Biography: Andrea de Adamich was born to a Croatian family on October 3, 1941, in Trieste, Italy. In the 18th century, one of his ancestors, Andrija Ljudevit Adami, was Rijeka’s wealthiest and most potent trader. Andrea de Adamich was a successful saloon and sports car racer who excelled when challenged to compete in Formula One, where he was one of the few drivers to race while wearing glasses.
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|Name||Andrea de Adamich|
|Date Of Birth||October 3, 1941|
|Birth Place||Trieste, Kingdom of Italy|
Andrea de Adamich Career
He won the 1966 European Touring Car Championship, which began a long association with Alfa Romeo. He made his Grand Prix debut in the 1968 South African race when his Ferrari spun out on the oil. Later in the season, he won the South American Temporada Formula2 Championship in Argentina with Ferrari. Still, the Italian team did not retain him, so he returned to Alfa Romeo as they entered F1 and began supplying motors to McLaren’s third works team. In 1970, De Adamich completed only once with McLaren-Alfa; the following year, when the Alfa engine deal was switched to March, he was unsuccessful.
In 1972, De Adamich joined the Surtees team and finished fourth in the Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama to earn his first Formula One points. He moved to Brabham in 1973. After a promising start to the season in which he finished fourth in the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder, De Adamich’s career was cut short by injuries sustained in a multi-car accident at the British Grand Prix. At the end of the first lap, Jody Scheckter, racing fourth in his McLaren, spun across the track at Woodcote Corner, causing many other cars to collide and crash. Nine cars were eliminated due to the incident, including all three Surtees Works cars.