The Best Television Moment of the Year…

…is without doubt the great Michael Schumacher’s appearance as “The Stig” on BBC’s Top Gear show earlier on this year. Filmed in June, this of course all happened prior to Felipe Massa’s injury which has since gone on to reignite Michael Schumacher’s return to Formula 1 for the 2010 season with Mercedes.

For those that don’t know, Top Gear is a motoring show that is shown in the UK and the Stig is an anonymous driver (thought often to be an ex-F1 driver) that tests many of the car on the show. For this episode, only Schumacher was allowed to publicly test the Ferrari FXX and so took up the character for the show. Once unveiled, Schumacher gives a brief interview as well as a plug for Bacardi’s anti-drink and drive campaign.

(*Update – here’s the actual lap from the Ferrari FXX as driven by Michael Schumacher)

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