Stepney says he has done nothing wrong

Ferrari engineer Nigel Stepney, the man at the centre of a legal investigation after the Maranello team lodged a complaint against him, has insisted that he has done nothing wrong

Stepney says he has done nothing wrong

The Briton is currently on holiday in the Philippines with his family and told The Sunday Times that he was confident he would be cleared of all allegations against him.

"I have confidence I'll be cleared by the legal process that is now taking place," he said. "It is just part of a dirty tricks campaign and everything is in the hands of my lawyer, so we'll wait and see what happens."

Stepney has made no secret of the fact that that he has been looking at leaving Ferrari, and he recently held talks with Honda about a move to the Brackley-based team.

He also said he was baffled about why Ferrari or the Italian police had been unable to contact him.

"I'm on a planned holiday with Ash (his fiancee) and our baby," he said. "Why would anyone say I am not contactable? I booked the flights through the Ferrari travel office. They know where I am."

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