British television program Top Gear has done something none of us could have expected for its first show of the series – and it’s good, really good.
But to maintain a thin veil of secrecy we will warn you now, do not read on unless you want to know the true identity of the Stig. This is no joke, if you click ahead you will discover who the man (or woman) behind the helmet is – and it is no let down.
Welcome to the other side where it can be revealed that Top Gear’s white Stig is in fact none other than seven time Formula One World Drivers’ Champion Michael Schumacher.
For many he was too obvious to be the man behind the mask, but in true Top Gear style they have proved why they are the world’s favourite car program.
Following the reveal, Schumacher was interviewed like any other guest, leading many to believe this was merely a convenient hoax – which may be the case.
But of course this is likely what Top Gear would have expected, meaning the easiest way to maintain the secret identity of such a high-profile Stig would be to unmask the legend and leave the rest to rampant conspiracy speculation.
Could Top Gear have hidden Schumacher behind the helmet for all these years? We’re not convinced.