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Motorsport loses a top female ambassador

Motorsport loses a top female ambassador

06/4/2021

With the passing of Sabine Schmitz, motorsport has not only lost a Nordschleife icon: the opening round of Nürburgring Endurance Series underlined just how much the versatile racing driver is missed. With her cheerful and quick-witted manner, she inspired many people on and off the racetrack.

Overwhelming grief and dismay was felt around the world: Sabine Schmitz, the ‘Queen of the Nordschleife’, has passed away. After a long fight against cancer, the disease claimed her life much too early at the age of just 51. With her irrepressible zest for life, which she called on in her battle against the disease to the very end, the news came as a shock to many. It has been a long time since saying farewell to a racing driver has touched the motor racing community so deeply. SpeedBee, as fans fondly called her, was a legend during her lifetime. Read more here .