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Nigel Stepney’s almost certainly highly controversial account of the ‘spygate’ scandal looks set to be published late this year
In the wake of the sacked and disgraced former Ferrari engineer’s plans a few years ago to release an explosive autobiography, the publisher pulled out. It was rumoured at the time that Ferrari requested the book be withdrawn.
F1 ‘spygate’ conspirator Mike Coughlan has re-emerged in the world of American NASCAR racing.
The Canadian website auto123.com reports that the Briton, formerly McLaren’s chief designer, is now working for the North Carolina-based Michael Waltrip Racing. In 2007, he was sacked by McLaren following accusations he received a dossier of information stolen by Ferrari’s Nigel Stepney.
Stepney agreed a deal with the prosecutors and did not plead guilty.
An Italian court has sentenced F1 ‘spygate’ conspirator Nigel Stepney to a 20-month suspended jail term. Earlier in 2010 – three years after the sport’s espionage and sabotage scandal involving Ferrari and McLaren – sacked British engineer Stepney’s criminal trial began.