Which member of the trio was the Stig closest with? | Ben Collins interview

Ben Collins was the Stig we all remember, setting some unbelievable lap times around the Dunsfold test track and taking part in many of the best challenges that the trio ever undertook. Mike Fernie grabbed him for a chat about his time on Top Gear, his more recent film stunt driving and what his relationship was like with Clarkson, Hammond and May.

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  • Raisen-kun
    Raisen-kun6 timer siden

    Some say, Ben Collins once meet the Stig, and he tells him to drive for him while the Stig was on vacations.

  • Armesis P
    Armesis P18 timer siden

    I miss Ben Collins, he need to be a permanent fixture on the Grand Tour.

  • David Watson
    David Watson22 timer siden

    They need to get Ben Collins on the Grand Tour, That would be awesome 👌

  • Replaymyway
    Replaymyway2 dager siden

    what made you leave TG - blah blah blah means wanted more money and when he couldn't get it released a tell all book

  • EyesOfByes
    EyesOfByes5 dager siden

    How many of you wanted to know about the CCX crash? Or to parsphrase Clarkson: *About THIS many*

  • Munelitetmrw
    Munelitetmrw5 dager siden

    Some say he wears a face over his helmet...

  • O.C.L
    O.C.L6 dager siden

    Some say that Ben Collins was the angry american, dressed as an angry american.

  • Big Cazza
    Big Cazza7 dager siden

    ben collins couldnt have been in quantum of solace, no way a brera keeps pace with a dbs

  • Big Cazza
    Big Cazza7 dager siden


  • A P
    A P7 dager siden

    How about Ben Collins as himself as the track driver in the Grand Tour 🤔

  • Miss Piggy
    Miss Piggy7 dager siden

    To think the white stig played the black stig first where we were all led to believe Perry McCarthy was the black stig.

  • Chokyo
    Chokyo7 dager siden

    Stig's talking brother?

  • JP
    JP8 dager siden

    even his face looks fast

  • MikeTheMulletMan
    MikeTheMulletMan8 dager siden

    When he says the Porsche Carrera GT is hard to drive I thought of Paul Walkers death. Not a car to be messed with by the sounds of it.

  • bytex666
    bytex6668 dager siden


  • Gustave le Bon
    Gustave le Bon9 dager siden

    Do you do all interviews in the Old Oak or Royal Oak pub?

  • Lord ‘M’ Fitzgerald 3rd
    Lord ‘M’ Fitzgerald 3rd9 dager siden

    Have you ever wanted a Tesla Model 3? No......🤣

  • Dromedda
    Dromedda9 dager siden

    what a legend he is

  • Rick w
    Rick w9 dager siden


  • Polish Avgeek
    Polish Avgeek10 dager siden

    Well Ben Collins does look a lot like Michael Schumacher...

  • S. Nyiro
    S. Nyiro10 dager siden

    Mate, are you Kenyan??? 😍

  • sudd
    sudd10 dager siden

    first time i learned who the stig is.

  • 11C1P
    11C1P10 dager siden

    Was he the one during the race through London & he used public transportation.

  • Above So Below
    Above So Below11 dager siden

    Wish they had him on the grand tour

  • Lextech Lighting
    Lextech Lighting12 dager siden

    Ben collins lookin like phil collins

  • Paul What
    Paul What14 dager siden

    Wonder why he was chosen? He had very poor results in racing.

  • Iain *GBMtv* Gibson
    Iain *GBMtv* Gibson15 dager siden

    Some say he was only ever Stig 2 out of 3 and that the fact he was so fame hungry cost him his job. All I know is, there is no such thing as THE Stig.

  • Harsharaj Bhattacharya
    Harsharaj Bhattacharya15 dager siden

    You can't fool us drivetribe, james may was the stig.

  • Rodrigo Martín Suárez
    Rodrigo Martín Suárez20 dager siden

    This is the Kaiser's talking cousin

  • Matt Redman
    Matt Redman20 dager siden

    The name's Stig, The Stig.

  • Alessandro Mazzini
    Alessandro Mazzini21 dag siden

    Nop Tesla are trashly built

  • R
    R23 dager siden

    Very cool

  • Jackson Chapman
    Jackson Chapman23 dager siden

    The stig is the only known thing that could beat chuck Norris

    ELLIS26 dager siden

    Who else didnt know who the stig was until they clicked on this video?

  • LaserDisc
    LaserDisc26 dager siden

    The Stig we all remember? What are you talking about? The real Stig was Michael Schumacher

  • LegendaryGodKing
    LegendaryGodKing27 dager siden

    The fastest man in the world. A true legend.

  • Sebastian Forbes
    Sebastian Forbes28 dager siden

    audition ?.. you never said anything !

  • Captured By Smartphones
    Captured By Smartphones28 dager siden

    They should be a bit closer so they can play footsies under the table.

  • XiliBum
    XiliBum28 dager siden

    no wonder his favorite is Carrera GT. Doug Demuro is obsessed with this car!

  • Tutfnow
    Tutfnow29 dager siden

    Some say that his voice can only be heard by cats, and that he has two sets of knees. All we know is he’s called the Stig.

  • Andrew Geddes
    Andrew Geddes29 dager siden

    The Quantum car chase sequence was the best bit of the movie. It was down hill from there

  • The Dark Knight Racist
    The Dark Knight RacistMåned siden

    this is hoax, The Stig is Michael Schumacher.

  • Car Parking Multiplayer
    Car Parking MultiplayerMåned siden

    That Scottish guy ruins Drive Tribe

  • Joe Crawford
    Joe CrawfordMåned siden

    I love Ben! Top lad!

  • Leonard Emini
    Leonard EminiMåned siden

    I don't know why i rly expected him to say James May! My second choice would of been Hammond, given his "experience" with fast cars...

  • nanomage
    nanomageMåned siden

    For a synthetically engineered being that doesn't talk he sure talks a lot.

  • Borislav Sashov
    Borislav SashovMåned siden

    This is not The Stig. This is Sacked Stig.

  • Johan Kvarfordt
    Johan KvarfordtMåned siden

    Anyone know what jacket that is?

  • AstonGoesOut
    AstonGoesOutMåned siden

    Ben should be in the next Avengers movie !! What would his super power be though...?

  • Lordvader330
    Lordvader330Måned siden

    So cool thanks Ben.

  • Mr B
    Mr BMåned siden

    I always assumed Stig was every car brand’s individual test drivers, in order to avoid any accusations of subjectivity in performance reviews.

  • Lordnegaduck
    LordnegaduckMåned siden

    Grand Tour should have used The Ben Collins for their race track

  • Josh Cummins
    Josh CumminsMåned siden

    The Carrera GT sounds like it'd be an amazing car to drive. Think I'd love it

  • lunarshteve
    lunarshteveMåned siden

    no car guy would want a tesla, who wants a car you cant hear. Give me the 40k an day

  • Amit Singh
    Amit SinghMåned siden

    I thought it was Schumacher?

  • Daniel Vargha
    Daniel VarghaMåned siden

    He looks like Tom Felton and Jude Law combined into one.



    Måned siden

    Nah he is just old Chandler from friends

  • spyman3000
    spyman3000Måned siden

    What is that beeping in the background?

  • trophywolfe
    trophywolfeMåned siden

    So an old tcr is worse than the reliant Robbin lool.

  • Casual Focus
    Casual FocusMåned siden

    Some say he's a woman

  • MDC
    MDCMåned siden

    Once the STIG always the STIG

  • Peter Marshall
    Peter MarshallMåned siden

    Surely Ben is Paul Merton’s love-child.

  • voteDC
    voteDCMåned siden

    Abbie Eaton vs The Stig is a sequence they need to get into The Grand Tour or Top Gear.

  • McLogo76
    McLogo76Måned siden

    Great driver and personality, he could easily be a host/co-host in a motorshow.

  • Hookemups
    HookemupsMåned siden

    is santa not real as well?

  • Worthington
    WorthingtonMåned siden

    Ben's autobiography tells so much more about him. He was training in the Army to be a Commando (whatever, can't recall which bunch of very hard nuts), rushing back from some godforsaken mountain top to drive 'a car' as The Stig then back to the mountain top. If anyone needed a real hero, Ben should be very near the top. Not some wimpy soccer player or musician.

  • Kristof Kiraly
    Kristof KiralyMåned siden

    I can never forget Hammond saying "he'd be shot IN THE BACK!" noprojects.info/camera/video/xtBrjJuHcGt5paU

  • John Doh
    John DohMåned siden

    Today they would consider black stig racist since he’s white. Glad he changed to white stig so he don’t get cancelled

  • Nealson454
    Nealson454Måned siden

    He comes across as a very humble and likeable guy. He must have had a riot working on Top Gear.

  • VolCAINO22
    VolCAINO22Måned siden

    They forgot Australian stig

  • Taco Of Love
    Taco Of LoveMåned siden

    I’d say he’s just staying 6ft apart for legal reasons but guys usually sit this far apart from each other 😂

  • Leonardo Vergari
    Leonardo VergariMåned siden

    He looks like Matthew Perry's British cousin.

  • Paulus Augustus
    Paulus AugustusMåned siden

    "We're giving away a Tesla Model 3 or £40K CASH!" You're not "Giving it away" you're selling tickets to win it, don't be so disingenuous.

  • Mazin Alghamdi
    Mazin AlghamdiMåned siden

    The answer: 7:00

  • Liam Kinghorn
    Liam KinghornMåned siden

    i like how it’s stig, aka ben collins not the other way around 🤣

  • sabasman
    sabasmanMåned siden

    Sorry but the audio is unbearable, there is a constant high pitched beep, there is to many noise in the 4-6K area, and the normal mids are to distant.

  • Brinta
    BrintaMåned siden

    7:00 is what you’re looking for.

  • Sir Richard
    Sir RichardMåned siden

    I've do not like him. The stig was better as a mystery.

  • mrpepps
    mrpeppsMåned siden

    Fab interview - loved hearing about the Quantum of Solice sequence.

  • Ham05
    Ham05Måned siden

    6:50 the simple fact of the matter is, that our young man had to shoot down their young man at a rate of 2 seconds a lap

  • kimi yee
    kimi yeeMåned siden

    wait i thought michael schumacher was the stig

  • RiverMoneyG
    RiverMoneyGMåned siden

    Can someone timestamp the part which he talks about the trio? Or did he even ask?

  • aka Mr LLama
    aka Mr LLamaMåned siden

    Yeah I love the stig but.. That picture is crooked

  • Toupe
    ToupeMåned siden

    John walker but with no beard.

  • Batman The Spiffing Knight
    Batman The Spiffing KnightMåned siden

    Some say he is a living legend and that he will be remembered forever. But all we know is, he's called The Stig!

  • Nate Mbugua
    Nate MbuguaMåned siden

    i feel sorry for the generation that wont experience top gear as it was

  • Mitchell Boynton
    Mitchell BoyntonMåned siden

    i just came here to see his face

  • Koya 7
    Koya 7Måned siden

    Nico Rosberg aged well 🤣

  • Camden
    CamdenMåned siden

    Can we get a Stig family reunion starting off with his american and chinese cousins?

  • Joe Gilius
    Joe GiliusMåned siden

    Nice Interview.

  • Chris
    ChrisMåned siden

    Thoroughly interesting man. Didn't expect that. I dont get why he had to leave tho? Also, for the record, Skyfall was absolute trash, while Quantum of Solace may not have made sense but it had the best car chases and cinematography ive seen yet.

  • NathanAC73
    NathanAC73Måned siden

    Its funny to see the mad crazy Stig who we've all seen thrashing cars around turn out to be such a cool, chilled out guy

  • Ravenholm
    RavenholmMåned siden

    Best Ben Collins moment was when he came back to help the Race2Recovery team at Dakar.

  • Mr. D
    Mr. DMåned siden

    he's like a real life ace rimmer. what a guy.

  • Ricardo Ortega
    Ricardo OrtegaMåned siden

    I'll be waiting for some more Ben Collins on this channel, i think his coolest stories are yet to be told.

  • Mental Health & Me
    Mental Health & MeMåned siden

    Love to see a Ben Collins NOprojects channel.

  • Walter Burton
    Walter BurtonMåned siden


  • S.F Productions
    S.F ProductionsMåned siden

    “The Stig”? Suuuuuuuuuuure

  • Michael James Jordan
    Michael James JordanMåned siden

    Some say his skin is made of carbon fiber.

  • Gawani Whitecrow
    Gawani WhitecrowMåned siden

    Some say he should of at least worn the helmet.

  • ReeferKnight420
    ReeferKnight420Måned siden

    Can americans enter the competition lol