What seems to be left out is that he knew that Ferrari were running an illegal flexible floor. When he brought this subject up he was told that they would continue to run this until it was discovered. This, together with his demotion, resulted in him passing text messages with race strategies to his friend Mike Coughlan.
He admitted sending information but when shown the documents he denied sending them. He also denied any sabotage, since it was supposedly putting a white powder in the tank (sugar?) which would have been well washed away by qualifying it seems an odd way to sabotage the car. His demotion and the sabotage accusation seemed very suspicious to me, it simply didn't add up.
Can we all focus on the brilliant work Stepney did for Shadow, Brabham, Lotus, Benneton and Ferrari pre-07 for a bit? The man was a huge part of thr Schumacher dominance and that should never be forgotten despite later connection with other issues.
He also worked with the likes of De Angelies and Senna.
Very sad and a tragedy that the negatives will possibly always be associated with his memory, in the same way some fans won't allow Alonso's involvement in the same affair to remain where it also belongs, in the past.
Stepney made a huge contribution to F1, lets hope in time he'll be remembered for his brilliance.
Batman ..... there have been no reports why he was driving a caddy van, he may have needed it for convenience. The reports I've read say he pulled over to the hard shoulder, got out and was then hit and run over by a truck. Obviously a terrible accident, accurate reports will be released in the coming weeks we can assume.