The Stig Joins Formula E ... Might Make it Worth Watching

Some say that his helmet is sewn to his face, and that his underwear is actually a suit of bees. All we know is that Ben Collins' white Stig was (is?) the best part of the BBC's Top Gear. Now, with Collins' addition to the Formula E roster, the inaugural season of Formula E racing is really starting to look exciting!

Collins' Stig is just one of the names in a list of supremely talented individuals already committed to Formula E. A list of individuals from disciplines as varied as Formula Drift, IMSA endurance racing, off-road rallying, and (of course) Formula 1. Famous names like Senna and Andretti were the most visible (certainly more visible than Collins', if you didn't already know who he was), but there were other talented names in the list, as well. Now, that list is complete with 24 drivers.

This latest list of 8 joins the previous 16, making for 20 regular Formula E drivers and 4 reservists to back them up. So, without further ado, here they are. Ladies and gentlemen, your 2014 Formula E drivers:

  • Ben Collins (aka "the Stig")
  • Jaime Alguersuari
  • Alex Brundle
  • Connor Daly
  • Robert Doornbos
  • Christian Klein
  • Katherine Legge
  • Nicolas Minassian

Sources: Formula E, via Motorpasion; Originally published on Gas 2.