Lella Lombardi

Maria Grazia " Lella " Lombardi (* March 26, 1941 [ or 1943 ] in Frugarolo; † March 3, 1992 in Milan ) was an Italian car racer.


Your Formula 1 debut in 1974, she celebrated at Brands Hatch for the team Allied Polymer Group, but without being able to qualify for the race. Only in 1975 they launched the first time in a Formula 1 race, the Grand Prix of South Africa for the team March. At the last race of the season, the USA the Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, she went to for Frank Williams Racing Cars, but could not start the race due to ignition problems in warm-up. In 1976, she drove a race for March, they still finished starting from 22nd to 14th. They then moved to Team RAM and drove there three races. Her last twelve races she went in 1976 in Zeltweg, Austria Grand Prix and finished 24th after qualifying in 12th place at the end

Lella Lombardi is currently the only woman who was driving in a Formula 1 Grand Prix in the points. In 1975, she was awarded half a championship point for sixth place in the prematurely terminated the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.

It is also the first woman ever participated in a race in the German Touring Car Championship. With a seventh and a tenth place in the second race on the Hockenheimring 1984 she occupied while the points, however, was not entitled as a guest entrant points.

Even in sports car racing if it was active. In 1981, she won together with Giorgio Francia Osella on a PA9 the 6-hour race at Mugello.

Lella Lombardi died on 3 March 1992 in Milan from cancer.


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