Articles tagged Nigel Stepney

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Obituary – Nigel Stepney

Nigel Stepney, who has been credited with playing a key role in the successes of Ferrari during the 2000s, has died at the age of 55 after a road traffic accident. The Briton, who later achieved notoriety for his part in the 2007 Formula 1 ‘Spygate’ industrial espionage affair, was employed in 1993 at the behest of Ferrari designer John Barnard. His recruitment, which pre-dated the arrival of...

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Decline of a superpower

Ferrari once boasted the greatest team in Formula 1 history, but those glory days are long past. Worst of all, its long fall from the top was entirely self-inflicted Ferrari’s new team principal sat confident but silent alongside president Luca di Montezemolo at a press gathering in the Scuderia’s motorhome during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend. Silent because he’s still learning the ropes of F1...

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No Renault fine, but McLaren still sweats

Renault was found guilty of possessing McLaren data but has avoided punishment, while McLaren’s trials continue The Formula 1 spy scandal is set to rumble on after FIA president Max Mosley scheduled another World Motor Sport Council hearing concerning McLaren for February 14. The news came the day after the WMSC found Renault guilty of possessing confidential McLaren information but chose not to...

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Fears Of A Clown

One of the old guard who should move over for youth, or the finest unfulfilled talent of his generation? Mark Skewis takes a look at Johnny Herbert's F1 career. Of the ridiculously small percentage of racing drivers who make it to Formula One, precious few ever win a Grand Prix: fewer still get to achieve that feat in front of their home crowd. Which was why, when Johnny Herbert crossed the...

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The enmity within

It’s war between Ferrari and McLaren in 2007, but this rivalry goes back over three decades By Adam Cooper The ongoing spy scandal involving Nigel Stepney and Mike Coughlan provides a distracting background to yet another World Championship battle involving McLaren and Ferrari. The two teams share an interwoven history, and have been locked in battle since the 1970s. Bruce McLaren entered his own...

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Lunch with... Jo Ramirez

The personable Mexican looks back over 40 years of Formula 1 glories and struggles, friendships and tragedies By Simon Taylor The problem is, lunch isn’t long enough. Over 40 seasons, this man has been friend and confidant to a succession of F1 heroes, helped them celebrate their victories and, too often, mourned their loss. He was inside Ferrari when it was Enzo’s fiefdom, with Tyrrell when Ken’...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – The importance of the edge of risk in Formula 1 – Why losing traction control is symbolically vital – Life after Alonso and the spy scandal at McLaren At the end of the ’60s, when I was not long out of school, I read an interview with Joakim Bonnier, the Swedish driver who gave BRM its first Grand Prix victory, at Zandvoort in 1959. Wasn’t it the case, Bonnier was asked at one point...

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Reviews

An Album of Sentinel Works Photographs, by Anthony R and Joseph L Thomas. Woodpecker Publications, £15.95. Those readers who are not insular in their enjoyment of the older vehicles should be delighted with a further book on Sentinel steamwagon history, by Anthony R and Joseph L Thomas, who between them have contributed previously much splendid material. This first volume of their latest work...

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Riding the storm

The future structure of international motor racing was thrown into confusion in December, when FISA announced, rather curtly, that Formula 3000 was to be replaced. A salvage operation has been mounted... Everyone close to motor racing knows that Formula 3000 is one of the best-kept secrets in the business. Ask the man in the street what Formula 3000 is and the chances are that he's more likely to...

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Almost famous

You can be a champion in Formula 3 and a top runner in F2, but that doesn’t ensure success in Formula 1… By Rob Widdows Tim Schenken is an ancient pilot – and proud of it. A big wheel in Australian motor sport, the former racer, constructor and team owner is one of a group of old boys determined to preserve and nurture the health of the Anciens Pilotes, a club that accepts only Grand Prix drivers...

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