This weekend, BBC First unveils a specially produced tribute to Top Gear former presenter Sabine Schmitz, Top Gear: Tribute to Sabine Schmitz (1×30’). Narrated by Zoe Ball, the 30-minute celebration of Sabine’s life and career will feature some of her most memorable TV moments as well as touching tributes from motorsport friends and colleagues including David Coulthard, Susie and Toto Wolff and Jess Hawkins. Top Gear: A Tribute To Sabine Schmitz will see presenters Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness – as well as former hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, Rory Reid and Matt LeBlanc, join well-known figures from the world of motoring to share their fondest memories of the celebrated German racing driver, known as ‘The Queen of the Nürburgring’. The Canadian broadcast premiere of Top Gear: A Tribute To Sabine Schmitz airs Sunday, April 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on BBC First following the finale of Top Gear (Season 30) at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Sabine, who died on March 16th, aged 51 from cancer, was a beloved member of the Top Gear family and presenting team since 2016, having first appeared on the show in 2004, where she entered British hearts by breaking the ten-minute barrier around the Nordschleife in a diesel Jaguar S-Type before attempting the same in a Ford Transit in the following series. Sabine’s final Top Gear appearance was in episode five of the 28th season, and despite her illness, she still flew to London to attend the series’ Leicester Square premiere in January 2020.
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