Completing the race in sixth place, and earning half a point for her efforts, was Italian lady racer Lella Lombardi in a March 751. She was the first woman to finish in a points-paying position in World Championship history and, 42 years on, remains the only one to do so.
Not unsurprisingly, that was the end of Montjuïc Park’s relationship with Formula 1, but the public-road circuit remains almost entirely intact, save for the addition of traffic lights, oncoming traffic and a roundabout or two.
Next time you find yourself in Barcelona, take a trip up into the hills above the city and check out this timewarp venue that left a short but ultimately tragic legacy.
Spanish Grand Prix, 1975
1. Jochen Mass (D) – McLaren M23-Ford, 29 laps
2. Jacky Ickx (B) – Lotus 72E, +1.1s
3. Carlos Reutemann (RA) – Brabham BT44B, 28 laps
4. Jean-Pierre Jarier (F) – Shadow DN5-Ford, 28 laps
5. Vittorio Brambilla (I) – March 751, 28 laps
6. Lella Lombardi (I) – March 751, 27 laps
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