Sabine Schmitz, nicknamed the queen of the Nurburgring, passed away on the 16th of March, 2021 after her long battle with cancer. Condolences poured in from fans of motorsport all over the planet after the Nurburgring committee issued a statement about losing its most famous female racing driver.
Written By Tanishka Vashee, Edited By Justin Tan
The “Queen of Nurburgring” Sabine Schmitz – Motorsport Images
She made history at the track by being the first woman to win the 24-hour race in 1996, in addition to winning the VLN endurance championship title in 1998. She also drove the ‘Ring taxi’ and has completed 30,000 laps of the circuit.
She was known for her appearances on Top Gear, which prompted an outpour of tributes. The presenters of the show expressed their grief at the loss of her.
We at DIVEBOMB are devastated by the news and offer our condolences to her family and friends. Sabine Schmitz will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.