Just for those who may not yet have seen 16x02.....
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Is it just me or did the Stig in the 599 GTO seem a) to be larger than the one who drove the Atom V8 and b) to have a totally different, smoother and much less tail happy driving style.
My thought was that the Ferrari was filmed at the track before Collins left which would explain both the different style and a time which I thought was pretty slow given how we know that car performs against its sibling at Maranello.
Or it could just support the multiple Stigs theory.
It would make sense if it were Collins because Clarkson had the car around the time he was shooting The Italian Job, he even talked about how he went down to Maranello shortly after they filmed the track test. They might have only had the ability to drive the car during that time so they did the lap then, when Ben was still the Stig.
The SIARPC segment is recorded on the Wednesday before it is aired on the following Sunday, unless you're Simon Cowell of course.When do you think the recordings of the challenges,SIARPC and outside broadcasts are made? Every Wednesday? You Pillock...
The presented show is merely recorded on a Wednesday and goes out,as you know on a Sunday,albeit several months later.