Here’s an interesting rumor all you fans of Top Gear USA should know.

Inside Line just posted a tweet of an “unsubstantiated rumor” linking Williams F1 driver Rubens Barrichello as the man that will portray The Stig in the US version of Top Gear.

There’s no telling where this rumor came from, but seeing as the Brazilian is still tied to Williams and is currently driving for them in Formula One - albeit for the last three races - we don’t see how Rubens can juggle being an F1 race car driver and a super secretive Top Gear USA masked test driver at the same time.

If it is true, however, the addition of Barrichello to the TG USA line-up adds some much-needed star-power to a team that, no offense to Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood, doesn’t exactly scream of household name material.

On the flip side, given BBC’s uproar during the whole Ben Collins scandal, leaking Rubens Barrichello’s name as The Stig on Top Gear USA violates whatever confidentiality agreement these parties are supposed to have?

Then again, there’s a reason why it’s called a rumor.

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Source: Twitter - Inside Line

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2 comments:

  (442) posted on 10.20.2010

I think they are using the same tactics they used with the Ben Collin’s scandal.

  (544) posted on 10.13.2010

Please don’t tell me you don’t recognize Michael Schumacher

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