German racing driver Sabine Schmitz, who is best known as one of the presenters on the hit BBC show Top Gear, has tragically passed away at the age of 51.
She announced over the summer that she was battling “an extremely persistent cancer.”
Top Gear executive producer Clare Pizey said to Deadline, “Sabine was a beloved member of the Top Gear family and presenting team since 2016, having first appeared on the show in 2004, and everyone who had the pleasure of working with her on the team is in shock at this news.
“The ‘Queen of the Nurburgring’, Sabine radiated positivity, always wore her cheeky smile no matter how hard things got – and was a force of nature for women drivers in the motoring world. Like everyone else who knew her, we will truly miss her – Sabine really was one of a kind. Our thoughts are with her partner Klaus who was always by her side and who we welcomed to Dunsfold many times, and her family in Germany,” Clare added.
Our thoughts are with Sabine Schmitz‘s loved ones.