Lella Lombardi

1941 - 1992

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Maria Grazia "Lella" Lombardi (26 March 1941 – 3 March 1992) was a racing driver from Italy. Born in Frugarolo, Piedmont, she participated in 17 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 20 July 1974 and finishing her career with half a point. She is the only female Formula One driver in history to have a top six finish in a World Championship race, which she did at the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix (Half points were awarded for this race due to a shortened race distance, hence Lombardi received half a point instead of the usual one point). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lella Lombardi has received more than 288,726 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Lella Lombardi is the 36th most popular racing driver (up from 42nd in 2019), the 1,147th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,264th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Italian Racing Driver.

Lella Lombardi is most famous for being the first woman to win a Formula One race.

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Among racing drivers, Lella Lombardi ranks 36 out of 888Before her are Mike Hawthorn, Mario Andretti, Jean Todt, Roland Ratzenberger, Helmut Marko, and Mika Häkkinen. After her are François Cevert, Phil Hill, Fernando Alonso, Denny Hulme, Valentino Rossi, and Louis Chiron.

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Among people born in 1941, Lella Lombardi ranks 72Before her are Milan Kučan, Riccardo Muti, Jacques Perrin, Gérson, Aimé Jacquet, and Graham Chapman. After her are Mohamed Ghannouchi, Vladimir Voronin, Kyu Sakamoto, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr., Louis Ignarro, and Theodor W. Hänsch. Among people deceased in 1992, Lella Lombardi ranks 32Before her are Satyajit Ray, Daniel Bovet, Algirdas Julien Greimas, H. L. A. Hart, Kaysone Phomvihane, and Paolo Borsellino. After her are Sam Walton, Joan Fuster, Günther Anders, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Peter D. Mitchell, and Marsha P. Johnson.

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Among people born in Italy, Lella Lombardi ranks 1,147 out of 4,088Before her are Elsa Morante (1912), Baldassare Peruzzi (1481), Beatrice d'Este (1475), Bartolus de Saxoferrato (1313), Julia Drusilla (39), and Verres (-120). After her are Princess Carolina of Parma (1770), Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares (1587), Elsa Schiaparelli (1890), Vito Volterra (1860), Mario Del Monaco (1915), and Italo Svevo (1861).


Among racing drivers born in Italy, Lella Lombardi ranks 5Before her are Enzo Ferrari (1898), Giuseppe Farina (1906), Alberto Ascari (1918), and Giacomo Agostini (1942). After her are Valentino Rossi (1979), Tazio Nuvolari (1892), Maria Teresa de Filippis (1926), Vittorio Brambilla (1937), Riccardo Patrese (1954), Lucien Bianchi (1934), and Luigi Fagioli (1898).