Stepney to begin new job in motorsport

Tue, 22 January 2008, 02:28

Nigel Stepney, the sacked Ferrari engineer who was at the centre of the McLaren espionage scandal, has landed a new job, it has been confirmed.

It was reported last year that the Briton would work for Aston Martin in the UK.

But with that speculation proving wide of the mark, an on-board motor sports camera company announced on Tuesday that Stepney has joined Gigawave Ltd to be ‘director of race technologies’.

Interestingly, Gigawave Motorsport is listed as a customer team for the Aston Martin DBR9, with which the outfit plans to compete in all ten rounds of the 2008 FIA GT championship.

“Gigawave Ltd feels that an engineer of Nigel’s calibre and experience can only benefit the business’s future technological development,” a statement read.

The FIA said in July last year that Stepney, and his ‘Stepney-gate’ conspirator Mike Coughlan, would be pursued by the governing body’s legal department and possibly banned from international motor sport “for a lengthy period”.

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