Motorsport remembers Sabine Schmitz

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Farewell to renowned German driver Sabine Schmitz, winner at the Nurburgring.

The 51-year-old German left motorsport in recent hours due to cancer diagnosed in 2017. Today, the entire racing world remembers her for her exploits at the Nurburgring, a circuit fit for heroes and dominated by Schmitz during the 24 Hours in 1996 and 1997, repeating the triumph that made her the first female winner. 

Schmitz's career has been a long one, but she has always been closely linked to the historic German circuit, where she has become not only a legend but also a symbol, taking part in many events such as the WTCC and others. A woman with motorsport in her blood and the face of BMW, which accompanied her from her first victories to her commitment with the BMW M5. 

"She will always be remembered within the BMW family as a great person, a Nürburgring legend, a pioneer of women drivers and a winner of the Nürburgring 24 Hours with BMW in 1996 and 1997. Our thoughts are with her family" - the message from the German manufacturer. 

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Created by: scorradengo - 17/03/21

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