Nurburgring names a corner after Sabine Schmitz

Nurburgring Nordschleife will be naming its first corner after Sabine Schmitz on September 11.

The Nurburgring Nordschleife has announced that it will be naming a corner, in honour of the late Sabine Schmitz. The first corner of the iconic 22.5 km race track will be called 'Sabine-Schmitz-Kurve'.

The official naming ceremony will take place on September 11, 2021. The track will conduct a special naming ceremony on the above-mentioned date, ahead of its 6-hour race for the Nurburgring Endurance series.

Sabine Schmitz passed away earlier this year after fighting a three-year-long battle with cancer. The late racing driver was the first and only woman to win the 24-hours endurance race at the Nurburgring in 1996 and 1997. She even drove 'Ring Taxis', taking guests around the track, and is said to have completed 33,000 laps, earning her the title 'Queen of the Nordschleife'.

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