Lella Lombardi: the last woman to race in F1

The news today of the launch in 2019 of an all-female race series to help a woman reach F1 inevitably brings back the memory of the last female Grand Prix driver.

Lella Lombardi contested twelve F1 Grands Prix in 1975 and 1976, her claim to fame being a sixth-place finish achieved in a March at the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix.

It was only her second F1 race, making her the only female driver to score an F1 world championship point.

Actually, she only earned half a point for the effort because the race's distance had been shortened following a tragic accident at Montjuich Park that year.

Still, Lella Lombardi deserves a mention in Formula 1's history books…