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Sabine Schmitz Honored With Special Nurburgring Lap Led by Longtime Co-Driver

The iconic racer passed away in March at the age of 51. In honor of late motorsport hero Sabine Schmitz, her longtime co-driver Johannes Scheid is leading a lap of the track she called home—the Nürburgring Nordschleife. He's driving the 1996 BMW M3 "Eifelblitz," the car in which he and Schmitz won the Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race with in both 1996 and 1997.
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Sabine Schmitz: ‘The Queen of the Nurburgring’ and Top Gear star

Totally unfazed by any challenges that came her way, Sabine Schmitz, who has died from cancer aged 51, was a vivacious and highly successful racing driver with a fearless natural talent that saw her popularly dubbed, “The Queen of the Nurburgring.” A noted specialist in endurance driving, having become the first and only woman to win the Nurburgring 24 Hours race, this dynamic force of nature subsequently found herself very much a pioneering figurehead for women in motor sport. Proving no less successful when in front of the cameras, appearances both on German television and here on BBC’s Top...
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Top Gear fans praise Sabine Schmitz tribute show

Viewers have praised Top Gear’s tribute episode honouring Sabine Schmitz, the show’s former presenter who died last month after a four-year battle with cancer.The German racing driver, who had appeared on Top Gear regularly since its overhaul in 2015, died at the age of 51 on 16 March, with the BBC this week airing a special episode that paid tribute to the “Queen of the Nurburgring” racetrack.The BBC uploaded the episode to iPlayer last Sunday before it went live on BBC One on Wednesday evening.Fans of the show took to social media to express their enjoyment of the episode, which...
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Remembering Sabine Schmitz, Master of the Infamous Nürburgring and Beloved “Top Gear” Personality

Many of you are already probably aware of the terrible news regarding the tragic death of German racing driver Sabine Schmitz, also known as “Queen of the Nürburgring,” who passed away at the age of 51 following a long battle with cancer. Her charismatic personality could light up a room, and the world got to see that charm on many occasions while she was featured on the BBC show Top Gear.

Clarkson, Hammond and May to return to Top Gear for Sabine Schmitz tribute

The trio will feature in a 30-minute special after 6 years away from Top Gear. The passing of the 'Queen of the Nürburgring' on the 16th of March has left the motorsport community in grief. However, let us take this opportunity to celebrate her achievements and who she was as a person. Many recall her first appearance on Top Gear in 2004 and the unforgettable episodes she was featured in: everything from the "Nürburgring Van Challenge" to "Top Gear vs The Germans". Some rumoured that she was even the Stig at one point!
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Jeremy Clarkson returns to Top Gear for first time since 2015 for Sabine Schmitz tribute

Jeremy Clarkson is returning to Top Gear for the first time since his departure in 2015, to pay tribute to the late motor racing driver Sabine Schmitz.Schmitz died of cancer last month. She had regularly appeared on Top Gear, and will be the focus of a special memorial episode airing on BBC One later this week.Clarkson features in the tribute, which is available now on BBC iPlayer, alongside former co-stars Richard Hammond and James May.The trio currently host the motoring-themed reality series The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime Video.In 2015, Clarkson’s Top Gear contract was not renewed by the...
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'When she walked into a room, everything got brighter': Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May return to Top Gear to pay tribute to late driver Sabine Schmitz

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May all returned to Top Gear to pay tribute to late racing car driver Sabine Schmitz in a special 30-minute episode. Sabine tragically passed away at a hospital in Trier, Germany, on March 17 aged 51 following a three-year battle with cancer. Jeremy, 60,...
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Top Gear: Fans Sing Praises For Sabine Schmitz Tribute As Jeremy Clarkson Returns To Show

With the latest Top Gear series coming to an end, fans were happy to see a half-hour tribute to the Queen of the Nurburgring, Sabine Schmitz following the final episode. But this wasn’t a normal episode with Chris Harris, Paddy McGuinness, and Freddie Flintoff, no. The majority of Top Gear presenters ever to work with Sabine returned to the show to air their love for the racing driver, including The Grand Tour trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May.

Sabine Schmitz – Queen of Nordschleife

The passing of Sabine Schmitz has brought with it overpowering grief and dismay around the globe. Motorsport has lost a Nordschleife icon: her lively and quick-witted style inspired so many of us, both on and off the racetrack. Following a long battle with cancer, Sabine Schmitz was taken from us...

Top Gear To Pay Tribute To Sabine Schmitz With 30-Minute Special

Clarkson, Hammond, May, and other past presenters return. After the Top Gear season finale, presenters past and present will gather together to remember Sabine Schmidt. Known as the Queen of the Nurburg Ring, Sabine Schmidt was an accomplished racer and part of Top Gear in various capacities for over 14 years. To pay homage to the incredible person Sabine Schmidt was the entire Tope Gear family will gather to remember her.

This weekend: TG pays tribute to Sabine Schmitz with a 30-min special

Top Gear will pay tribute to Queen of the Nürburgring Sabine Schmitz, who died last month aged 51, with a half-hour special. The programme will be available to stream through BBC iPlayer from 9pm this Sunday, April 4th, immediately after the Top Gear series finale on BBC One. It will also be broadcast at 7:30pm on BBC One on Wednesday, April 7th.
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Top Gear to pay tribute to late racing car driver Sabine Schmitz with a 30-minute special after she tragically dies aged 51 following three-year battle with cancer

Top Gear will air a 30-minute special on Sunday to pay tribute to the late TV presenter, Sabine Schmitz, who passed away on March 17th aged 51. The specially produced show will be released on BBC iPlayer from 8pm, directly following the current series finale, while the terrestrial premiere will take place on BBC on April 7th at 7.30pm.