Lombardi was one of the first female drivers to enter the F1 racing scene when all the drivers were usually male. Her career began in 1974 and lasted till 1988, with her participating in the 17 Grand Prix Formula One Championships.
Before her retirement, she achieved the top six in a championship race. She was also the first female race car driver to win this achievement. Even after her retirement, she still remained active in the motorsports scene.
Whenever a discussion about legendary NASCAR racers starts, the name Louise Smith gets mentioned at least once. This incredible female driver began her career with NASCAR in 1949, when she decided that nothing was going to stop her from joining the sport. She didn’t only make that dream come true but went on to become one of the best race car drivers of all time.
Louise Smith, the second female NASCAR driver ever, won 38 races in her six-year career in the sport. She returned in 1971 as a sponsor for other drivers and even helped Ronnie Thomas when he was just getting started. Smith was truly the Princess Diana of NASCAR, which is why she received her iconic nickname, the “First Lady Of Racing.”
Hellé Nice used to be a very physically active person before her career in racing, and she would participate in activities such as dancing, modeling, and skiing.
It wasn't until her activities were halted by an accident that she decided to get behind the wheel. She was an idol for female race car drivers at a time when racing had just started to become a famous sport for people to enjoy safely. Her races include participation in 32 grand Prix races alongside 70 other minor races.
Besides being a known journalist, Denise is also one of the world's most accomplished female race car drivers. She had many trophies under her belt, including winning the 1961 Sebring 12 Hours GT and the Copa Damas during the Grand Prix Venezuela.
Her earliest winnings include the Nassau Ladies Race 1 in 1956 and the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Ladies Race in 1957. Her career as a journalist focusing on automotive also earned her many awards. In 2001, she was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.
Odette Siko is a female race car driver who likes to keep on going despite the numerous risks to herself from her career. During the 1933 24hrs of Le Mans, her Alfa Romeo started to burn up after an accident, but she tried to put out the fire to get back into the race.
Her career eventually ended due to the World War, but despite this, she still has standing records in endurance and speed on the Yacco Speed Trials. She is also the woman with the highest Le Mans finishers!