Former Ferrari mechanic Nigel Stepney, who was memorably involved in the Formula One ‘spy gate’ saga in 2007, has died. Stepney was involved in a traffic accident in the early hours of Friday morning in Kent, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 56-year-old made his first foray into Formula One in 1977 with Shadow, before stints with Lotus – where he engineered Ayrton Senna – and the title winning Benetton team in the mid 90s.
In the late 90s and early 00s he was a part of the Ferrari ‘dream team’ that won six consecutive constructors’ trophies, alongside Michael Schumacher, Jean Todt and Ross Brawn.
Stepney never worked in Formula One again following his...
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