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Old 06-24-2009, 01:45 AM   #41
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OK I am going to dance on the edge of a spoiler here, but I just have to say that the car the Stig drove for the timed lap sounded as good as... well, donning a Clarkson voice, "Screaming orgasms from the females during a three way with Keira Knightley and Angelina Jolie"
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It wasn't the real stig driving, it was the owner of the FXX driving.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:25 AM   #44
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Like I said, trying not to spoil it for those who have not seen it yet. Your statement and a very quick internet search reveals a surprise detail of the episode.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:35 AM   #45
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My head is about to explode! Can we still not talk about this?
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:50 AM   #46
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I agree on the head explosion. Do we want to call "too bad, should have seen it by now" on the spoilers? I do not think the title can be marked as a spoiler, since it would be a catch-22. You need to open the thread to get the episode, but you do not want to look at the thread if you have not seen the episode yet.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:52 AM   #47
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people have had enough time to watch it....and they shouldnt click on page three if they haven't :P
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:01 PM   #48
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indeed. the funny thing about the stig is that in some video on youtube when the top gear staff was filming in i forget where, the stig was talking to the reporter and the voice is indeed who the stig is. that was about 8-9 months ago that video came out also
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the stig is not Michael Schumacher
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It wasn't the real stig driving, it was the owner of the FXX driving.
Schumacher owns that car.
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OK the spoiler cuffs are OFF!

Yeah you can tell it is his too from the color since supposedly he has the only FXX that is black. So as soon as they showed the Black FXX, one could guess that Schumacher was in the Stig suit, at least for that episode. That car sounds freaking amazing, and one could tell from the lap that it was really, really fast. Awesome. Also, I wonder if any of the other FXX owners could have talked Ferrari into letting them take 'their own' car to the Top Gear track.

But yeah, I think they were, in a joking manner, making it clear at the end of the show that Schumacher is not the Stig. Awesome if true, but unlikely IMO. After all, he would have been working as The Stig while still driving for Ferrari, assuming he has always been The Stig. And his time was/is worth a tremendous amount of money. Though they could have filmed during the off-season I suppose...

Still though, I was laughing when he took off the helmet. Then when Clarkson started asking him questions at first like all that mattered was The Stig 'had been revealed', and that it was Schumacher was of no consequence. Schumacher went along with it too. Funny stuff. I wonder how many in the studio crowd (if anyone) did not know who he was at first when he took off the helmet?

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I'd guess the sort of Briton who has the opportunity to see Top Gear live is also capable of recognizing one of the sport's most iconic faces...

But yeah, you could tell from the way the driving suit looked on him that he hadn't been the Stig this whole time. It was already plainly revealed to be someone else, a touring car driver, but his name escapes me at the moment. Probably doesn't help that I just got off of a 24-hour shift.
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What I was suggesting is Schumacher is not the Stig. It's his personal car that he can only get delivered from Ferrari at real race tracks. You think he's going to let anyone else drive it? He donned the suit as a joke. I would have like to have seen his time in the ecomny car for realz though.
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Yeah they should have let him drive the econo car for real. It would be interesting to see how badly he could smoke all other celebrities. Are there any other world-class pro drivers on the celebrity board?

Nevermind, here is the answer:
BBC - Top Gear - Celebrity Laps

The whole Schumacher is the Stig joke is somewhat of a running gag, right? Did they not have another F1 driver on there in a previous season, Mark Weber maybe, and give him an "I am the Stig" t-shirt?

And, talk about some serious hard-core enthusiast-hobbyist shiznit... That steam train project... Damn...
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Hamilton drove the car in season 7 but it was in the rain.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/show/liana_laps.shtml

His time was faster than everyone bu Nigel Mansell and Mansell drove in the dry.
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He donned the suit...
Dare I point out the forum admin's error here?
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The last segment with the "stig" driving the reasonably priced car was hilarious!
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I don't see the problem
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Well, it did say "dawned" before, not "donned". Someone did a "Ninja edit"
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