Jun. 06, 1976 - Auto Racing/Women Top British woman racing driver, Divina Galica, set up five new speed records at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, but failed in her attempt to beat a 50-year-old record held by Sir Malcolm Campbell. Divina, 29, driving the Formula 1 Surtees racing car, set up new records in the three-litre class for the flying quarter-mile, and the fastest British woman driver over one kilometre. But she could only equal the 170.61 mph. Unofficial British outright flying mile set in 1926, by Sir Malcolm Campbell. The new records were set up on the Concorde Flight test base

- Image ID: E11ACP

Jun. 06, 1976 - Auto Racing/Women Top British woman racing driver, Divina Galica, set up five new speed records at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, but failed in her attempt to beat a 50-year-old record held by Sir Malcolm Campbell. Divina, 29, driving the Formula 1 Surtees racing car, set up new records in the three-litre class for the flying quarter-mile, and the fastest British woman driver over one kilometre. But she could only equal the 170.61 mph. Unofficial British outright flying mile set in 1926, by Sir Malcolm Campbell. The new records were set up on the Concorde Flight test base

Keystone Press / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID: E11ACP