In August 2010, publisher HarperCollins published an unauthorized biography 'The Man in the White Suit', revealing the then current Stig ("White Stig") to be racing driver Ben Collins
. The BBC was unsuccessful in preventing publication of this book. The BBC refuses to deny or acknowledge whether Ben Collins is, or ever was, "The Stig". See more
[discussing Sabine's Schmitz drive round Nurburgring
Don't forget, she was only half a second a mile behind you, and she was in this van.
I think we should explain. The Nurburgring, as I'm sure some of you know, is sort of open the whole time. You can pay five pounds to go on a lap, so there were other cars out there as well.
It was just an ordinary day, and you saw them. There were guys in their Porsches, "Look at me in my Porsche, ha ha!" and they were overtaken by a van. Driven by a girl!