Post by SNAFU Post by Sir Tim
It's spelt Rikeeardo but the 5 Live commentators said it's
Well, in the light of his Italian ancestry, the correct
pronounciation should be like that of an Anglophone reading
Obviously enough, Italian commentators talk to him as an Italian
and don't focus on the way his name is actually pronounced in
Australia. (and, I presume, by all non-Italian speaking people).
In the early 90's, I was impressed to hear Riccardo Patrese,
born in Padua, saying "Benetton" with the stress on the first
"e", as most say, including many Italians, whereas his Venetian
descent would suggest he would go "Bennetton" with the stress
on the "o". Of course, living within a certain community leads
to take on their habits. If I were to leave in the Champ Car
world, I'd probably drop the Italian pronounciation of
"Andretti" and switch to "Aendrery"...
Regards from Italy,
is now an Aussie name ;-).