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“Queen of the Nürburgring” Sabine Schmitz dies at age 51 – Motorsports

Sabine Schmitz, a racing driver known for his skill at the Nürburgring circuit in Germany, died at the age of 51 after a long battle with Gunn.

Schmitz became the first woman to win the Nürburgring 24 Hours in 1996. As a “ring taxi” driver, she is estimated to have completed more than 30,000 laps on a famous circuit.

She also became known for her features in the popular BBC show Top Gear.

F1 tweeted in honor of Schmitz. “We are all deeply saddened to hear that Sabine Schmitz has died. Great talent and great people who made us all smile. Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this sad time. “

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson tweeted, “Terrible news about Sabine Schmitz. He’s such a sunny person, full of beans.”

The official Nürburgring account tweeted that “Nürburgring has lost its most famous female racing driver.”

“Sabine Schmitz died too early after a long illness. We miss her and her cheerful personality. Rest assured that Sabine rests!”

After a historic victory in the Nürburgring 24-hour race, Schmitz won again in 1997. The following year she became the first woman to win the VLN Endurance Championship.

– Motorsports

“Queen of the Nürburgring” Sabine Schmitz dies at age 51

https://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/31079948/queen-nurburgring-sabine-schmitz-dies-aged-51 “Queen of the Nürburgring” Sabine Schmitz dies at age 51

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