Sabine Schmitz 51 RIP


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I am in ireland
Jun 30, 2011
Co.Carlow - Ireland
Saw that this morning Steve. Very sad altogether. I stayed in her family's hotel when I was first at the Nurburgring in 2009. The hospitality was superb, and the memorabilia in the restaurant from her career was really cool. A proper racing legend. RIP
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I am in scotland
Mar 1, 2010
Kirkliston, Scotland
I was very sad to hear this on the News yesterday. Her appearances on Top Gear were a highlight and she could certainly drive. She had a great sense of humour too.

On one TG episode Clarkson was hunting a large diesel Merc around 'The Ring' and feeling pleased with himself. Then Sabine turned up and said "what was the time?".

"What ! I could beat that in a van . . . Give me the keys and get in".

Clarkson looked a bit green when they returned :laughing-rolling: .

A real character and I'll miss her.



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I am in england
Mar 19, 2010
Watford, Herts - but can usually be found in the w
Yes, JC was in a Jaguar saloon of some sort (can't remember exactly but may have been an S-type). She beat his time in a pretty bog standard diesel Transit with some duct tape for aerodynamics and the rear seats removed for weight reduction. :cool:

Would've loved to have been a passenger on one of her flying laps - probably best done on an empty stomach! :dizzy: :cool:
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