Don’t believe us? Check her out in action behind the wheel of a Porsche GT3 R almost a decade ago, hustling around the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
This clip dates from all the way back in 2011, when Schmitz was competing in the VLN Langstreckenmeisterschaft Nürburgring series with the Frikadelli Racing Team. Sharing a car with Florian Fricke and Arno Klasen for the sixth round of the year, Schmitz more than pulled her weight, handing the Porsche over to Arno Klasen in first place overall after an intense first stint.
Join Schmitz in the cockpit in this nail-biting onboard, as she jostles with fellow Porsches, AMG SLS and the odd BMW Z4 GT3 (we know how much you love the sound of a Z4 GT3) around the Nordschleife at speeds in excess of 280km/h (174mph).
It isn’t just proof that racing at the Nürburgring is absolutely mental (three 911s nearly stack it into a stranded Mercedes C63 AMG on the start of the second lap) but that Schmitz is the undisputed Queen of the Nürburgring.
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