Where has it been proven that the real Stig didn't drive the F1 cars? Many F1 teams let reporters do laps in F1 cars, hell didn't Tiff recently? Or was that the older former reporter from Speed? Or maybe both?There was a Black Stig, he drove in all the episodes before 3x02. Then the white stig appeared.
A few people have worn the white stig outfit and did a lap.
Frank Mountain drove his MC12
Some Renault F1 team driver
A toyota F1 team driver
You're forgetting that The Stig is a Tame Annonymous Racing Driver. It doesnt matter who is driving the car at that time, if he has a white suit and helmet then it is The Stig and it doesnt ruin it for anyone!Not having the actual Stig do those segments would be completely stupid, and really ruin it.....
Nothing about the Stig is 'proven', other then the fact that the Black Stig was Mccarthy.Where has it been proven that the real Stig didn't drive the F1 cars? Many F1 teams let reporters do laps in F1 cars, hell didn't Tiff recently? Or was that the older former reporter from Speed? Or maybe both?
Not having the actual Stig do those segments would be completely stupid, and really ruin it.....
F1 Racings Peter Windsor drove Ferraris F1 car.Nothing about the Stig is 'proven', other then the fact that the Black Stig was Mccarthy.
But it's a widely held belief that the Stig did not indeed drive either F1 cars. Apparantly Heikki even admitted somewhere he drove the Renault as the Stig, but there is no source available on the net to verify this. As for the Toyota, one of the test drivers was at the Excel centre that day, though whether it was Panis, Da Matta or even Ricardo Zonta I'm a little unsure of. The only thing I know is whoever it was weighs a lot more then TG's Stig.
And with the exception of Hill & Bailey (who's F1 credentials are hardly great), most of the drivers rumoured to be the Stig are not F1 drivers, which fits into the theory that he didn't, couldn't and wouldn't be allowed to drive a modern F1 car (those things are very expensive).
p.s. Apart from Tiff, what F1 team has a let a reporter do a lap in an F1 car?
Is this still going on?!
"I think he's Damon Hill"
"No, it's Ben Collins"
"I think it's Tom Chilton"
"Look you dumbasses, there's more than one Stig"
"I still think it's Ben Collins"
For 13 pages! ARRGG!
Well, as far as I can tell it's widely thought Frank Mountain was the driver of the MC12. He's the property developer who was in a special edition of Fifth Gear buying Schumachers old F1 car. He was the only who had an MC12 in the country at the time.Whoever drove the MC12 surely also drove the Ferrari F430 about 2 months later. If you happen to have the episodes, just check how the Stig is working the paddle gearbox. Identical hand movements.
I saw footage of Martin Brundle driving several current F1 cars, but maybe he doesn't count since he was an F1 driver like 10 years ago lol. Besides him and Tiff, I haven't heard/seen any, I have also never heard or seen anything about Peter Windsor driving one.Apart from Tiff, what F1 team has a let a reporter do a lap in an F1 car?