Sabine Schmitz was known as the Queen of the Nordschleife.
She was the first woman to win the famous 24h Race.
Schmitz sadly passed away last March.
The motorsports and automobile world was shocked last March when one of the most famous women to ever have anything to do with cars, Sabine Schmitz, passed away at the young age of 51. Schmitz actually grew up only meters away from the race track.
For more than 30 years, Schmitz all but owned the Nürburgring Nordschleife, repeatedly conquering it with various cars. Her knowledge of the 20+km-long track was unparalleled as proven by the fact that she was the first woman (and so far only) to win the famous 24h Race held there.
As the ultimate way to honour her, the Nürburgring will officially name Corner #1 after her. The official inauguration of the “Sabine-Schmitz-Kurve” will take place as part of the 6-hour race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series on September 11th, 2021.
“Sabine Schmitz was the ambassador of the Nürburgring. Her name was mentioned around the globe in the same breath as our race track”, says Nürburgring Managing Director Mirco Markfort. “It is still stands for what defines the Nürburgring: the close connection to the region, the close proximity to the fans and the passionate commitment.”