WTCR family remembers Sabine Schmitz
The WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup family is remembering Sabine Schmitz, who has passed away aged 51.
Sabine took part in WTCC Race of Germany at the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife in 2015 and 2016 and scored points on both occasions driving for multiple WTCR race-winning team ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport.
By finishing 10th in Race 1 in 2015, Sabine became the first female driver in the modern era of the FIA World Touring Car Championship to score a point, a feat she repeated in the Opening Race on the 25.378-kilometre track the following season.
After her first appearance in the WTCC, Schmitz said: “There are not many sports where men and women compete together. It’s more or less motorsport and some horse-riding. You need someone to look at who does it. I think I wasn’t too bad driving against all the professionals, the world champions and the Formula One drivers.”