Tag Archive: Nigel Stepney

Sep 11

Now Montezemolo exit rocks crisis-struck Ferrari

He admitted on Wednesday that it is possible he will go on to run the Italian airline Alitalia.

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-18 Despite securing $35 million as he walks away, Luca di Montezemolo had a tear in his eye on Wednesday as he said farewell to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »


May 02

‘Spygate’ protagonist Stepney killed in crash

Nigel Stepney, a man at the heart of F1’s famous ‘spygate’ scandal, has died.

Nigel Stepney, - photo JRM RacingThe former Ferrari engineer, who left F1 seven years ago after he was accused of leaking information to McLaren and attempting to sabotage Ferrari, was killed in the early hours of Friday when he was struck by a truck. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 08

Ecclestone paid ‘bribes’ to F1 team bosses

“They were paid to ensure that their teams did sign.  Isn’t that right?”

2012-06-07_0277Bernie Ecclestone’s long reign at the top of formula one could end over an alleged multi-million ‘bribe’ paid to jailed German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 16

Stepney autobiography set for 2012 release

Nigel Stepney’s almost certainly highly controversial account of the ‘spygate’ scandal looks set to be published late this year

Nigel Stepney 30-09-201003 - Scuderia FerrariIn 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 It was rumoured at the time that Ferrari requested the book be withdrawn. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 01

Spygate’s Coughlan now in NASCAR – report

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. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 30

Suspended jail term for F1 spy 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. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 23

Modena court fines McLaren spy engineers

Relating to the knowledge of secret information belonging to Ferrari

An Italian court has closed another chapter of the F1 ‘spy saga’ by fining four engineers of the McLaren team, according to reports emerging from Italy. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 07

Bans against F1 spies lifted

Restrictions against Nigel Stepney and Mike Coughlan have been lifted

By F1’s governing body, the FIA. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 24

Modena court confirms Ferrari sabotaged

Accusations are “vague and inexact”

A Modena court has confirmed that sabotage against Ferrari did take place prior to last year’s Monaco grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »


May 17

Stepney – I no longer watch F1 races

A year after the espionage saga of 2007 broke

Nigel Stepney on Friday said he no longer even watches formula one races on television. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 16

Ferrari ‘horrified’ by nose leak story

Maranello’s technical director Aldo Costa was ‘horrified’ about the leak

Questions asked as to how Italian magazine got wind of F2008’s top-secret, radical new nose more than two months ahead of its test debut. Read the rest of this entry »