Honda enters the Stepney scandal
The latest declaration of Honda was a little strange. Honda revealed that Nigel Stepney,the engineer from Ferrari and McLaren’s chief designer Mike Coughlan made a visit to the Japanese team a month ago. Honda said that no confidential informations was received during the meeting.
Stepney and Mike Coughlan requested a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of the Honda team,Mr. Nick Fry. This meeting had nothing to do with confidential informations.They were just investigating job opportunities within Honda F1 team.
It follows news earlier this week that Ferrari are pursuing a case against Stepney and an unnamed McLaren engineer over the alleged theft of technical information from the Italian team. McLaren have since suspended the staff member in question.