Nigel Stepney on the pit box during the 2006 Spanish GP. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

on the pit box during the 2006 Spanish GP. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Former chief mechanic Nigel Stepney was killed in a highway accident in England on Friday morning. Stepney, who was 56, was involved in a collision with a truck.

Although sadly his name will always be associated with the 2007 ‘Spygate’ scandal – an affair that cost him his career in F1 – he should be acknowledged as a key member of the dream team that achieved so much success in the Michael Schumacher era.

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