- Sabine Schmitz
- First first
- Germany (Nürburg)
The first female race winner of the Nürburgring 24 hour race is Sabine Schmitz (Germany), on 16 June 1996.
Sabine Schmitz was the first female race winner of the grueling Nürburgring 24 hour race driving for Scheid Motorsport with Johannes Scheid and Hans Widmann as co-drivers. Sabine equaled her race win a year later winning the 1997 Nürburgring 24 hour race and is widely known by the motorsport community as the 'Queen of the ring' for her unrivaled knowledge and skill driving around what is regarded as the most difficult race track in the world.
Sadly Sabine passed away after a battle with cancer in March 2021. She leaves behind a legacy of being one of the best if not the best female racing drivers of all time.