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Lella Lombardi is the most successful female driver F1 has ever seen.
After promising results in the lower formulae, Lombardi entered the 1974 British Grand Prix in an outdated Brabham BT42, but failed to qualify.
The following year she secured a season-long drive in a March. And in her third race, she wrote her name into F1 history.
The 1975 Spanish Grand Prix was a disaster. Driver concerns over the safety of the Montjuic circuit almost resulted in the race being cancelled, but they were eventually forced to take part by the threat of legal action.
Three drivers withdrew at the start in protest and several crashed out. Then on Lap 25, Rolf Stommelen suffered a rear-wing failure. His car flew over the barriers and five spectators were killed.
Four laps later, the race was red-flagged.
Lombardi was two laps down on the winner, but that was enough for sixth place. Because only 29 of the scheduled 79 laps were completed, half points were awarded.
The Italian started 12 races in total (from 17 entries), but never added to the half-point from Montjuic.
Lombardi later competed in sports car racing, and died at the age of 50 in 1992.
To date, no other woman has finished in a points-paying position.
Maybe de Silvestro can change that.