German racing star and Top Gear presenter Sabine Schmitz has died at the age of 51 after a long battle with cancer.
A statement following the sad news 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!”
Jeremy Clarkson has now taken to Twitter to pay tribute to his former co-star from the BBC show.
He penned in view of his 7.3 million followers: “Terrible news about Sabine Schmitz.
“Such a sunny person and so full of beans.”
More to follow…