This Woman Is The Fastest Taxi Driver In The World

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Sabine Schmitz grew up in her mother's motel next to Germany's famous Nürburgring track. She met some of the world's best drivers and became a racing driver herself. But her day job? Flogging people around Germany in a taxi.


The 41-year-old Schmitz is considered the "Queen of the 'Ring" after scoring two overall wins at the 24 Hours Nürburgring race. She's called the "Fastest Taxi Driver In The World" because of her famous laps in the 'Ring Taxi.

For a handful of Euros and a little skill you can toss anything around the approximately 13-mile track. Ferrari. BMW. Ford Van. If you don't have a car to take to the track, a 'Ring Taxi driver will take you around in a BMW M5 at high speeds.

Schmitz's company operates the taxi service and she personally has lapped the track more than 20,000 times, often behind the wheel of the car trying to scare some fun into tourists. Watch as she gives a little more insight into her past above, and then watch as she takes the wheel of one guy's Porsche 911 GT3 and calmly gives him a heart attack.

Photo Credit: Michael Frison/RennTV


Matt I hope you have heard of Sabine before. Whats next? A post telling everyone about a pokey little motoring show on BBC 2 that you have recently discovered.