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The Stig

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Allegra, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Allegra

    Allegra

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    Sorry if this is old news
    I always thought the The Stig was Lance armstrong



    http://sports.inquirer.net/sportsbu...0622-211836/Schumi-revealed-as-Top-Gears-Stig

    Schumi revealed as Top Gear's 'Stig'


    Agence France-Presse
    First Posted 14:18:00 06/22/2009

    Filed Under: Motorsports, Entertainment (general), Celebrities



    LONDON - Formula One legend Michael Schumacher was on Sunday unveiled as "the Stig", the mystery man who test drives cars on British cult motoring show "Top Gear".

    The identity of the white-clad driver is kept a closely guarded secret, but Schumacher, who was Formula One world drivers' champion seven times, finally revealed himself in the first of a new series of the show on Sunday night.

    Presenter Jeremy Clarkson pretended not to recognize him at first, asking him what he used to do before he became famous as the Stig, but then excitedly shouted to the studio audience: "It's Michael Schumacher!"

    Former Formula One driver Perry McCarthy was Top Gear's original Stig, who dressed all in black during the first two series.

    The show is shown in more than 100 countries worldwide.

    The proof -

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCvdTXrXsBc&NR=1
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2009
  2. nice! :thumbsup:

    by the way, Schumi is back on a Ferrari again! Will replace the injured Massa.
     


  3. toxic

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    i thought the Stig was Tiff Nadell( tama ba spelling)....kaya pala walang makatalo kay Stig, even one of the Brit F1 driver tried the course pang 4th lang...si Schumi pala yun.:cool:
     
  4. Allegra

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    Tinalo siya ni Lewis Hamilton dati both of them using an everyday car
    Pati si stig napabilib kasi ibang linya ginamit ni Hamilton sa curves or something like that :)
     
  5. toxic

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    same track condition ba Master A? i missed that episode...ma check nga ule sched mamaya.
     
  6. Allegra

    Allegra

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    ang alam ko, unless na senior moment ako hehe
    eot na pala - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpUQY-zoFnE
     
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  7. I believe that's a promotional stunt only. Even the interview afterwards focused on Schumi's F1 stints, not on the cars driven in TG.

    Oh well. The mystery continues... ;)
     
  8. Benj

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    Actually there's not just one Stig, paiba iba din gamit nila, Damon Hill was the Stig for a couple of times, Ben Collins, Russ Swift, etc.
     
  9. Allegra

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    have a feeling pinapalitan nila si stig tuwing lumalaki budget nila
    ngayon, afford na nila si MS
    I wonder how much they would pay him
     
  10. It's logical to assume that Shumi's the Stig for the Ferrari test runs. If I were Ferrari's boss, I'd insist on it.

    But for rival supercars, it would have to be other 'specialist' drivers.
     
  11. toxic

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    umm..make sense papalit palit ang Stig...syempre promo nga naman and there are lots of car/driving fan's out there like you and me that follows each episode..what i really like about top gear is Clarkson , Hammond and May battling it out in some of thier unusual race like yung cars na may tubig and thier straight forward criticism of cars on thier show.

    Back to the Stig..who ever came out with that idea is really "brilliant" (gamitin ko na word that brits often use) makes us the followers intrigue to watch each episode.