Gripe as much as you want, but being out and about taking advantage of all the open roads at the moment is hardly an activity one would consider an essential service. Our advice: Listen to authorities and stay at home unless it absolutely can’t be helped.
And no, satisfying your need for speed does not count as something that can’t be helped. Hell, if the Stig can keep himself from getting behind the wheel as the world deals with COVID-19, you can, too. Look:
The video above gives us a glimpse into the life and routine of the Stig under lockdown. Surprisingly, it’s not too far off from what we’re all dealing with at the moment: No fancy high-tech racing simulator in the living room, no mammoth garage packed end-to-end with expensive white supercars, and to be frank, not much to do.
Strangely, the Stig, apparently, does sleep—or perhaps lay silently in bed all night staring at the ceiling through his visor. Just as odd are the portraits of the Top Gear trio hanging in his living room wall. You would think someone so quiet and reserved would be trying with all his might to distance himself from Chris Harris’s, Paddy McGuiness’s, and Andrew Flintoff’s on-set shenanigans in his downtime.
Again, if the Stig can sit his white, flame-retardant butt at home, so can you. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay at home.