Top Gear has announced that the original Top Gear team, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, will be joining the new team today for a 30-minute special on Sabine Schmitz after her passing last month.
Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness, joined by the former hosts, will be leading the special program that will air at 9pm this Sunday, April 4th, on BBC iPlayer right after the Top Gear series finale on BBC One. It will also be shown at 7:30pm on BBC One on Wednesday, April 7th. They’ll be joined by former hosts Rory Reid and Matt LeBlanc, plus special guests David Coulthard, Susie and Toto Wolff, and Jess Hawkins.
Sabine was a legend of the industry, appearing on Top Gear twice at the Nurburgring, and later on becoming a presenter for the BBC car show.
Clare Pizey, Top Gear’s Executive Producer, said the following: “We send our heartfelt condolences to Sabine’s partner Klaus and her family whose loss is so much greater than ours. We had to pay a special tribute to Sabine as she was a such a big part of our Top Gear family and we will never forget the joy we had working with and knowing her.”
Alex Renton, co-Executive Producer on Top Gear also said the following: “Sabine was part of Top Gear for over 15 years and it was no surprise that so many people who had worked with her over that period dropped everything to be a part of this tribute. She was so loved and will be greatly missed by us all.”