Nigel Stepney Nigel Stepney, a man at the heart of Formula 1′s infamous spygate scandal, has died in a car crash.
The former Ferrari engineer, who left Formula 1 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.
Britain's Mirror newspaper said the 56-year-old, who had also worked as an engineer with the great Ayrton Senna at Lotus, had stopped his van on the hard shoulder of a motorway.
'For reasons yet to be established, the man appears to have entered the carriageway and was then in collision with an articulated goods vehicle,' Kent Police said.
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