Is F3 driver Ben Collins the Stig?

F3 racing driver Ben Collins has been linked to being Top Gear’s mysterious driver, The Stig.

Documents from his own company have surfaced to show that he signed up with the BBC show just as the white suited Stig appeared on our screens back in 2003.

The accounts filed at the end of that year revealed that the company had achieved a “cornerstone year” and “in addition, driving services were also provided for the BBC, mainly in the Top Gear Programme.”

 Bristol-based Collins, 35, is currently locked in a legal battle with the show over his proposed tell all book which will blow his cover.  His predecessor; the black suited Stig, former Formula One star Perry McCarthy, was released from his contract at the BBC after his identity was revealed.  Could we be watching a new colour clad Stig soon?

Collins is reported to earn up to £10,000 per show. and has also appeared as a stunt double for 007 Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace.

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