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Andrea de Adamich: when passion turns into teaching

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Andrea de Adamich made his debut in the world of competitions in 1962 at the wheel of a Triumph TR3, disputing some timed climbs.
Since then his ascent is fulminating: the Italian Formula 3 Championship, won in 1965, opens the door to the Alfa Romeo, a partnership that still lasts 50 years later.
With Autodelta, the Alfa Romeo racing team and at the wheel of Giulia GTA he became two time European Touring Champion, in 1966 and 1967.
He went back to single-seaters, in Formula One, with Ferrari Formula 1 in 1968. His teammates were Jackie Ickx and Chris Amon.
There are 5 seasons in Formula 1, where in addition to Ferrari, de Adamich competed with McLaren, March, Surtess and Brabham.
Like many of his colleagues of those years, de Adamich alternated Formula 1 with the most varied categories: in particular he was the absolute protagonist with Alfa Romeo in the World Prototype (2 victories at Brands Hatch and Watkins Glen) and in Formula 2 (victory of the Temporada Argentina at the wheel of the Ferrari Dino F2).
In 1974 he withdrew from world of motor racing competitions. But not from the car world. In fact, since 1978 he became the face of Mediaset for engines, and in 1991 he founded the Centro Internazionale Guida Sicura, through which he continues his fifty-year collaboration with Alfa Romeo.

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