Sad news out of Germany as German racing legend Sabine Schmitz has tragically passed away aged 51 after a long battle with cancer.
Schmitz, the Queen of the Nurburgring, was a familiar face on British television due to her spell on the BBC’s Top Gear over the years, first appearing on the show back in 2004.
While keeping the battle a secret until last year, Schmitz had been secretly battling cancer since 2017.
Nurburgring, the iconic German racing track, revealed the tragic news on Wednesday morning.
A 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.”