Lella Lombardi was a female Formula One driver from Italy. She participated in 17 grands prix, debuting on July 20, 1974. She is the only female Formula One driver to date to have scored a top 6 finish in a World Championship race, the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix. She later raced sports cars with some success. She died at only 50 years of age from cancer.
Lella Lombardi died 29 years ago, she was 49 , She would have been 78.