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#1 Rob Ryder

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 07:25

Hi Guys
I have a question regarding Lella Lombardi and the RAM Brabham at the 1976 German GP.
Reading the previous RAM/Lella threads here did not give an answer so...

The original RAM entries for the 1976 German GP were..
#32 Rolf Stommelen RAM/Warsteiner Brabham BT44B
#33 Lella Lombardi RAM/Lavazza Brabham BT44B

When Loris Kessel started the legal actions, the numbers were changed (Friday practice?)..
#36 Rolf Stommelen RAM/Warsteiner Brabham BT44B
#37 Lella Lombardi RAM/Lavazza Brabham BT44B

After the police impounded the RAM cars Stommelen drove for 'Uncle Bernie' in #77.

Autocourse list all practice times as #32 and #33 (no mention of #36 and #37)
Motor Sport list all practice times as #36 and #37 (no mention of #32 and #33)

:confused: :confused:

I have images of Stommelen carrying #32, #36 and #77.
OK, my question is did Lella drive #33 at the GP meeting? The only images I have seen show Lella in #37.

I hope someone can provide an answer, or better still photographic evidence if she did lap in #33.
Rob

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#2 Rob Ryder

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 18:44

Bump :blush: (after Goodwood)

No further info?
I'm surprised at TNF :eek: :eek:

#3 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 20:17

:smoking: Ive tried it many times!

#4 Rob G

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 23:09

"The Complete Book of Formula One" (by Simon Arron and Mark Hughes) shows a photo of Lella in car #33, and the small caption says "Pictured during GER practice." It's almost a head-on shot of the car showing Lavazza sponsorship and small red flashes on the nose, a Shell logo on the windscreen, and red and white kerbing at the apex of the corner. So, assuming the caption is correct, then there it is.

#5 Jorge Felix

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 23:27

Here they are...

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#6 Rob Ryder

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 14:11

Thanks Rob G & Jorge... another mystery solved :up:
Rob