Sabine Schmitz, 'Queen of the Nürburgring,'morto a 51

Tributes have flooded in for German racing driver Sabine Schmitz, who has died at the age of 51.

Widely known as theQueen of the Nürburgring,” Schmitz was one of motor racing’s highest-profile female autisti and a regular guest on UK TV motoring showTop Gear.
She died on Tuesday after abrave fight against cancer,” secondo a twittare from Frikadelli Racing, a motorsport team Schmitz founded with husband Klaus Abbelen, a fellow racing driver.
    Klaus Abbelen and all relatives and friends are deeply saddened by the immeasurable loss,” the tweet reads.
      Schmitz went on to make regular appearances on British motoring show "Top Gear."

      Schmitz grew up close to the Nürburgring circuit in western Germany. Nel 1996, she became the first woman to win its famous 24 Hours race, driving a BMW. The following year, she repeated the feat.
        Schmitz also worked as a driver on the circuit’sring taxi,” which offers visitors the chance to do a lap of the course as a passenger.
        The Nürburgring has lost its most famous female racing driver,” the circuit ha scritto su Twitter.
          Sabine Schmitz passed away far too early after a long illness. We will miss her and her cheerful nature. Rest in peace Sabine!”
          Schmitz also raced for the Porsche motorsport team, which posted its own omaggio su Twitter.
          Very sad to hear that Sabine Schmitz (1969-2021) è passato oltre. Il “Queen of Nordschleifewas a crowd favourite due to her open, humorous way,” the tweet reads. “Our sympathy goes to her family and friends.
          Schmitz went on to make regular appearances onTop Gear,” and the show’s former host, Jeremy Clarkson, twittato: “Terrible news about Sabine Schmitz. Such a sunny person and so full of beans.
            Current host Paddy McGuinness also posted a omaggio.
            She gave me pointers on how to drive a Ferrari very fast and hunted me down in a banger race,” ha twittato. “Brilliantly bonkers and an amazing human being! RIP the great Sabine Schmitz.

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