Sabine Schmitz is a German racing driver who is already well known to fans of Top Gear, having appeared on the show many times over the years. She grew up in her parents’ hotel just 300m from the legendary Nurburgring track, and has spent her life surrounded by cars and racing.
She became the first woman to win the prestigious Nurburgring 24 Hours in 1996 and repeated the feat a year later. Sabine also became known as the ‘world’s fastest taxi driver’ by driving passengers around the track in a BMW M5 and has since presented several motoring shows for German TV.
Sabine still races successfully today and runs her own race team.