Lella Lombardi

Name: Lella Lombardi

Nationality: Italy

Date of birth: March 26, 1943 - Frugarolo

Date of death: March 3, 1992 - Milan

o far the only woman to have registered a top six finish in a World Championship Grand Prix, Lombardi took half a point for sixth place in the prematurely terminated 1975 Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona's Montjuich Park circuit. Driving for the factory March team, she contested the entire 1975 World Championship series but was replaced after losing her backing one race into the following year. Subsequently she raced sportscars and touring cars with some success into the 1980s. She died of cancer at the early age of 48.

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