Lella Lombardi raced 1974-6 in Formula 1 she came sixth in a shortened race (Spain 1975) and received 0.5 points and so far (March 2008) is the only lady driver to win points in a Grand Prix race. Born Maria Grazia Lombardi she was better known as Lella Lombardi: she participated in 17 World Championship Grands Prix after performing well in Formula 3 and Formula 5000 in the early 1970s, Lombardi entered Formula One in 1974 in a privately-entered Brabham, but it was with March that she raced a full season in 1975. She then had a one-off drive for Williams before a short-lived and unsuccessful partnership with RAM Racing, driving another Brabham.
Lombardi later raced in sports cars with more success.
She unfairly died at the young age of 51 from cancer in ’91.

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Raced Formula One : Brabhams, March and RAM

Lella Lombardi

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