The Stig is a character on the British motoring television show Top Gear. The Stig's primary role is setting lap times for cars tested on the show, as well as instructing celebrity guests for the show's "e;Star in a Reasonably Priced Car"e; segment. The character is a play on the anonymity of racing drivers' full-face helmets, with the running joke that nobody knows who, or indeed what, is inside the Stig's racing suit. The identity of the original "e;Black"e; Stig, Perry McCarthy, was exposed by a Sunday newspaper in January 2003, and confirmed by McCarthy later that year. The black-suited Stig was subsequently killed off that October in the series 3 premiere, and replaced in the following episode by a new, White Stig, who lasted through series 15. In series 13, the show jokingly unmasked the Stig as seven-time world champion F1 driver Michael Schumacher. In the hiatus following series 15, racing driver Ben Collins was revealed to be the Stig in a court battle over Collins' impending autobiography, titled The Man in the White Suit. In series 16, debuting in December 2010, Collins was replaced by a second White Stig, whose identity has so far remained secret. This book is your ultimate resource for The Stig. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about The Stig's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: The Stig, Alpinestars, Andy Wilman, BBC v Harper Collins, Ben Collins (racing driver), Ferrari FXX, Fifth Gear, Graham Hill, Gran Turismo 5, HarperCollins, Michael Schumacher, Perry McCarthy, Rubens Barrichello, Russ Swift, Simpson Performance Products, Tiff Needell, Tim Schrick, Top Gear: Botswana Special, Top Gear: US Special, Top Gear: Vietnam Special, Top Gear (2002 TV series), Top Gear (U.S. TV series), Top Gear (magazine), Top Gear (series 1), Top Gear (series 10), Top Gear (series 11), Top Gear (series 12), Top Gear (series 13), Top Gear (series 14), Top Gear (series 15), Top Gear (series 16), Top Gear (series 17), Top Gear (series 18), Top Gear (series 19)and more pages!Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.