Nurburgring to name a corner after Sabine Schmitz

Turn 1 at the Nürburgring is now Sabine Schmitz Kurve

The Nürburgring is honoring Queen of the ‘Ring Sabine Schmitz. Turn One of the iconic Green Hell will now be known as Sabine Schmitz Kurve. It’s a wonderful tribute to an amazing person who helped push the ‘Ring into the global eye. Her appearances on Top Gear combined with her skill as both a race car driver and ‘Ring Taxi hustle machine elevated her name to legend status amongst those that hold the German circuit in high regard.

Schmitz passed away in March 2021 at the age of 51. She left this world far too early. And now her name will be spoken for decades to come at one of the most challenging places to drive at speed on the planet.

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One response to “Turn 1 at the Nürburgring is now Sabine Schmitz Kurve”

  1. nanoop Avatar

    That’s a nice gesture, albeit the cause isn’t.

    They may have a lot of turns, but they don’t tend to give them new names very often (as far as I know), so I don’t think this will be replaced with some off brand data service or energy drink label soon.