Former Formula 1 and Le Mans racer Perry McCarthy is best known for his stint as the masked and mysterious Stig on Top Gear. He was the Stig for 22 episodes during which he tested some of the world’s most expensive auto exotica.

In an interview with, he talks about what it was like working on Top Gear, and some of his other endeavours since.

Some choice quotes include:

We tested all sorts of things from Pagani Zondas down to Minis and the celebrity aspect of it was a lot of fun as well…


There was one in particular, Tara Palmer-Tompkinson, she was really difficult.

Read the rest of the interview here.