“The Nürburgring 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!”
Sabine was funny, charming, and—of course—an amazing driver. Her segment on Top Gear, where she took a Ford Transit van around the Nürburgring in just over 10 minutes, was one of my favorites. So sad to hear that she’s passed on so early.
Update March 17, 2021 4:13 PM: Jalopnik has a really nice page about her background and passing.
Update March 17, 2021 4:33 PM: F1 has also posted a page about her.