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Breaking News Mousavi Pushes For Iran Protests Amid Deaths Top Gear's Stig is finally unveiled 31 mins ago Press Assoc. * Print Story Michael Schumacher revealed himself as Top Gear's mysterious test driver the Stig. Skip related content Related photos / videos Stig revealed his face on Top Gear The former Formula One driver took off the Stig's famous white helmet during an interview with presenter Jeremy Clarkson after the studio audience urged him to reveal his true identity. Clarkson jokingly pretended not to recognise Schumacher and asked him what his name was before he became famous as the Stig, before excitedly shouting to the audience: "It's Michael Schumacher!" The Stig test drives cars around the Top Gear track in Dunsfold Park, Surrey, and trains each week's guest for their lap for the Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car feature. His identity has a closely guarded secret although many people have speculated that the famous white overalls and helmet are shared by several drivers. Silly rumours about the Stig have been used to add to the mystery surrounding the character who never speaks to camera. In Sunday's show, Clarkson quizzed Schumacher about some of the rumours, asking: "Are you illegal in 17 US states?" Schumacher, who was Formula One world drivers' champion seven times, replied: "No, it's much exaggerated. It's only nine." Clarkson then asked about another rumour: "Some people have told us you only know two facts about ducks and both of them are wrong. Is that true?" Schumacher replied "Well obviously they won't fly" and was quickly interrupted by Clarkson who said: "No, they were right, you don't know anything about ducks." Former Formula One driver Perry McCarthy was Top Gear's original Stig, who dressed all in black during the first two series. He was replaced with the current Stig, dressed in white, after he revealed his identity.
Originally posted by Heavyman
I don't think it is him.
Originally posted by nastalgik
The Stig isn't a person and the racers who come in and wear the suit aren't the Stig. He is driving personified and embodied. When you get into the "zone" where you and the car are one, that is the Stig. I've been there and I have never been more at peace even though I'm cornering at around 50-60 mph and screaming through the mountains. The Stig is every driver who reaches that point, whether it's someone on the Valencia GP or bored police officer racing around the countryside at night or the average person seeing what the car can do. The Stig is that moment when the only thing that matters is that next turn and you feel the car like it's a living being and its personality comes out into the open.
Originally posted by benintheuk
I was always under the impression it was ben collins