Top Gear has confirmed that they are working on a proper tribute to former presenter and racing legend Sabine Schmitz, after she sadly passed away at the age of 51 earlier in the week.
Tonight's (March 21) episode of the BBC motoring show had been recorded beforehand, so it contained a dedication to her in the credits and from the continuity announcer, while the show's official Twitter account stated that something more is being worked on.
"We are dedicating this episode to our colleague Sabine Schmitz who sadly passed away during the week, after this episode was recorded," the statement read.
"Production has already begun on an upcoming tribute to Sabine – with more information to follow on when and how you can watch it."
As the post states, we don't know whether the tribute will be part of an episode of the show, or an online video, or both, but Digital Spy will be sure to update when we know.
German racing supremo Sabine was known as the 'Queen of the Nürburgring', and was the only woman to win the Nürburgring 24 Hours, having won in 1996 and 1997. She made numerous appearance on Top Gear before becoming a presenter for its 2016 relaunch series.
She announced she had been diagnosed with cancer in 2017, and had been battling against it ever since.
Tonight's episode, which was filmed at Television Centre as opposed to the usual studio, saw presenters Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris test out multiple cars from the James Bond franchise. Freddie also raced a car against a man with a jetpack.
Top Gear airs Sunday nights at 8pm on BBC One.
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