The Stig is Michael Schumacher? (Photos and Video)

June 21, 2009

The Stig has been revealed! It is none other than Formula One world champ seven times over, Michael Schumacher. Read more about the reveal plus see pictures and video below.

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The Stig: Michael Schumacher

The Stig is Michael Schumacher. Could he really be the Stig or is this just a big joke? At the end of the premiere episode of Top Gear Sunday, Schumacher took off the famous white helmet while being interviewed by host Jeremy Clarkson and revealed himself as The Stig.

Top Gear, which has a cult following, features the Stig test driving and posting lap times in several different vehicles, wearing the infamous white jumpsuit and white crash helmet.

It has widely been rumored that the Stig is actually Ben Collins, an ex-stunt driver who has been a double for Daniel Craig in the James Bond flick, Quantum of Solace. There is speculation that the Stig reveal is really a publicity stunt for Michael Schumacher on behalf of Bacardi. Schumacher joined forces with Bacardi in January 2008 as their Global Social Responsibility Ambassador.

What do you think, readers? Is Michael Schumacher the Stig? if not, who is? Leave me your comments!

More photos and video of The Stig, Michael Schumacher, are below.

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The Stig, Michael Schumacher – Pictures

The Stig Revealed – Video

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5 Responses to “The Stig is Michael Schumacher? (Photos and Video)”

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    drags Says:

    He may have been revealed as the stig but i struggle to believe he has been the stig for all these 13 seasons that top gear has been running! he was still racing back then and must have been half way round the world at races most of the time with ferrari.

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    unknown Says:

    I thinks its a lie. there are videos where people in america interview the stig and he has a dark voice, nothing like schumachers.

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    colm Says:

    great show,but defo not the stig.why?he took a different line into the first corner than the stig usually does.the”F1″ drivers line…

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    Mrs Gail j Gray Says:

    I knew all along that The Stig was Michael Schumacher, i was told by a german media guy, he informed me about it, but i am not disappointed as i have been a friend/fan of Michael’s since 1991 and i still me Michael is a great polite clever guy. i have enjoyed knowing him for so long.i have loved him so much i got a book published for him and the other ferrari fans, its called Man on the Move subtitled Michael Schumacher, My Sporting Hero. he got the 1st signed copy, since then he sends me by post signed photos in return to say thank you.its a lot of rubbish when the media and ex drivers saying he is cold hearted or he is ruthless and a cheater, this is not true, they really dont him all that well like i do.I wish him and his family my love and sincere gradiaute to,and for his wonderful entertainment he has shown me.

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    hamza Says:

    whats the name of the name of the programme that stig revealed himself