Monday, June 22, 2009

Is Michael Schumacher really the Stig?

BBC programme Top Gear has revealed the identity of The Stig yesterday evening. The Stig is the mysterious test driver of the programme wearing a white helmet and overalls. Everybody is wondering if Michael Schumacher is really The Stig or that this is just a publicity stunt to launch the latest series of Top Gear. Why would this former formula one world champion test-drive cars for the BBC? It doesn’t seem to make any sense that the German multi-millionaire would do this in his spare time. Last night’s revelation wasn’t really a very big surprise, because this episode has been filmed on Wednesday and somebody has published the name of Schumacher on a few fan sites.

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So we still don’t know the answer: Is Michael Schumacher really the Stig or was it all a publicity stunt? I have no idea what to think of it, but there’s a big chance that it was just a publicity stunt. As a Top Gear fan I always loved the mysterious part of The Stig in the programme, but that’s all gone now. Michael Schumacher a test-driver of reasonably priced cars? It is hard to believe that a multi-millionaire would do that. I have no idea weather it’s real or not, but I do know that it was great fun to watch this episode of Top Gear.

1 comment:

  1. Haha, I don't think he really is the Stig! I heard they use different people for the Stig. But would be nice to have fooled everyone for that long. You go Michael!