7. Sabine Schmitz
Schmitz is a German racecar driver and a member of the Porsche and BMW racing teams. She is also a TV personality and one of the most interesting characters in the world of motorsports. Schmitz grew up in Nurburg close to the famous Nurburgring race track, so she has been surrounded by cars and racing from an early age. Schmitz’s interest in racing grew, so in the ’90s, she started participating in amateur and semi-professional racing on the Nurburgring track. She even won a few VLN Series events. Sabine became famous as a driver of the Ring Taxi, a BMW M5 that taxies around the long NÃ¼rburgring track. She drives it in an entertaining fashion, often scaring passengers.
Since she knows every inch of the track from driving on it daily, Schmitz soon became known as the “Queen of the Ring” among her fellow racers. In the early 2000s, she appeared in the mega-popular TV show, Top Gear. That’s where she earned respect from TV audiences as well as Jeremy Clarkson for her driving skills and performance.