Not sprouts! I hate sprouts.
- Jul 30, 2005
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Gone way too soon. She always brightened up Top Gear when she appeared. RIP
Sabine Schmitz dead: Top Gear presenter and Queen of the Nurburgring passes away aged 51
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
Matt MaltbyContent Editor, National Sports Network Desk
- 08:28, 17 MAR 2021
- UPDATED09:00, 17 MAR 2021
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.
Last year she revealed she 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!"