Gordon Murray – Finish Line
Regular readers of the magazine will recognise Finish Line, where the great and good of motor racing offer a snapshot into their lives. The first ever in the series, from the…
Regular readers of the magazine will recognise Finish Line, where drivers offer a snapshot into their lives. If you haven’t seen them, we’re reproducing the series, starting with two new ones.
First up, Andrea de Adamich answers Rob Widdows’ quickfire questions.
When did you first read Motor Sport?
In 1964, when I started international racing.
Your day-to-day drive?
Maserati Levante and Alfa Giulia Veloce
The best car you’ve owned?
A 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB Scaglietti
The one car you covet most?
The Alfa Giulia GTA Stradale, in which I was twice European champion
One racing car, one circuit?
Alfa Giulia GTA Autodelta, Nürburgring
Who you most admire?
Juan Manuel Fangio and Bruce McLaren
Your best friend?
Antonio Ghini, from Ferrari
Your best character trait?
Concentration and honesty in reaching objectives
Most prized possession?
The Argentine Temporada winner’s trophy with Ferrari (pictured on his way to victory below), and my Italy’s Sportsman of the Year award.
Your greatest extravagance?
As much sleep as possible…
Favourite place in the world?
At home with my family in Varano de Melegari
The perfect holiday destination?
Cyclades Islands, especially Mykonos
Your restaurant recommendation?
Il Castello in Varano & Le Vigne at Viazzano
The music you’re listening to?
Beach Boys, Abba and ‘60s hits
The movie you love?
The last thing you read?
Vaticano S.P.A. by Gianluigi Nuzzi
The best advice you’ve been given?
Keep your feet on the ground and only develop a business in which you are expert and competent.