Andrea De Adamich – Finish Line


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?
Pretty Woman

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.

Related: Student of the Sport

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