Sabine Schmitz: F1 and motorsport world pays tribute after death of ‘Queen of the Nurburgring’ aged 51 – Sky Sports
‘Queen of the Nurburgring’ Sabine Schmitz said last year she had been battling cancer; tributes to two-time winner associated with Nurburgring 24 Hours from across the particular motorsport world
Last Updated: 17/03/21 1: 05pm
Trailblazing racing driver Sabine Schmitz, the only female winner from the Nurburgring 24 Hours, has died aged 51.
Schmitz, who was widely known as ‘Queen of the Nurburgring’ and became a presenter on Top Gear, said last year the girl had been diagnosed with cancer in 2017.
She won the German circuit’s endurance race, which takes place in part on the fearsome original banked Nordschleife, in 1996 and 1997 for BMW.
“The Nurburgring has lost its most famous female race driver, ” the German born circuit stated in a statement.
“Sabine Schmitz passed away far too early after a long illness. We will miss her and the girl cheerful nature. Rest within peace Sabine! ”
Formula 1 paid tribute to her on Twitter.
“Pioneer, champion, Queen of the particular Nurburgring, inch said F1. “Sabine Schmitz was an unique, much-loved and cherished member of our sport’s family, and a force of character for inspiring a new generation associated with motorsport enthusiasts
“Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.
Tributes were compensated from across the motorsport world in order to Schmitz, who also grew to become well-known in the UK for her appearances upon the BBC’s Top Equipment.