Andrea de Adamich made his debut in the world of competitions in 1962 at the wheel of a Triumph TR3, running a few uphill time trials.
From then on his ascent was meteoric: the Formula 3 Italian Championship, which he won in 1965, opened the doors of Alfa Romeo to him, a partnership that still endures after 50 years!
The Alfa Romeo racing team Autodelta hired him, and at the wheel of Giulia GTA he became European Touring Car Champion twice, in 1966 and 1967.
In 1963 he returned to single-seaters in the highest Formula, with the Formula 1 Ferrari. His teammates were Jackie Ickx and Chris Amon.
He had 5 seasons in Formula 1, where in addition to Ferrari he raced with McLaren, March, Surtess and Brabham.
Like many of his colleagues in those years, de Adamich alternated Formula 1 with the most varied categories: in particular, he starred with Alfa Romeo in the World SportsCars Championship (2 victories at Brands Hatch and Watkins Glen) and in Formula 2 (winning the Temporada Argentina at the wheel of the Ferrari DinoF2).
In 1974 he retired from the world of motor racing. But not from the world of racing cars! Indeed since 1978 he has been the Mediaset TV image man for racing, and in 1991 he founded the Centro Internazionale Guida Sicura, thus continuing his 50-year-long partnership with Alfa Romeo!