The highest race number ever seen in F1

In 1974, Italian racer Lella Lombardi made a vain attempt to qualify for her very first F1 race, the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch.

Her 'Allied Polymer Group' Brabham BT42 happened to be sponsored by a Luxembourg radio station that broadcast on the 208 FM frequency, which explains Lombardi's '208' race number, the highest ever seen in Grand Prix racing.

In 1975, Lombardi became the first and only woman to score a championship point in F1, a feat achieved at the Spanish Grand Prix at Montjuich Park with a March 751.

However, Lella actually scored a half-point on that day as the 75-lap race - ultimately won by McLaren's Jochen Mass - was shortened to just 29 laps due to an accident that halted proceedings.