Home Sports Sabine Schmitz dead: How did Top Gear presenter and 'Queen of Nurburgring'...

Sabine Schmitz dead: How did Top Gear presenter and 'Queen of Nurburgring' die?

0


Sabine Schmitz has tragically died aged 51 after a long battle with Cancer. Shmitz earned a reputation as the ‘Queen of the Nurburgring’ having driven the track on thousands of occasions.

Schmitz won the 24 Hours Nurburgring in back-to-back years in 1996 and 1997.

She also ran a famous taxi service around the track for years having grown up a short distance away from the iconic venue.

Her track expertise earned her a role on Top Gear from 2004.

She became a huge part of the show following the departures of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond in 2015.

The Nurburgring announced she had sadly passed in a statement on Wednesday morning.

The statement read: “The Nurburgring has lost its most famous female racing driver.

“Sabine Schmitz passed away far too early after a long illness. We will miss her and her cheerful nature. Rest in peace Sabine!”

We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

For the latest news and breaking news visit: express.co.uk/sport/football

Stay up to date with all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.

Follow us on Twitter @DExpress_Sport – the official Daily Express & Express.co.uk Twitter account – providing real news in real time.

We’re also on Facebook @DailyExpressSport – offering your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day to like, comment and share from the Daily Express, Sunday Express and Express.co.uk.



LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here