Sabotage details to emerge next month
13 July 2007 – The identity of the white powder that was found on the Ferrari fuel tanks prior to the Monaco Grand Prix will be revealed at the start of next month.
Nigel Stepney, who was recently dismissed by the Maranello-based outfit, is at the centre of the sabotage claims, as well as being suspected of espionage along with McLaren's suspended Mike Coughlan. Modena district attorney Giuseppe Tibis expects the results to the white powder tests to emerge in the next few weeks.
Tibis told Gazzetta dello Sport: "As far as I can tell it's not calcium phosphate at all. On August 3 or 4 all will be disclosed: the substance, its concentration and its effects."
Tibis thinks that if Stepney is found guilty following the investigation, the case should go to court before the close of the year.
He added: "The potential first hearing? If everything suits, as I think, we'll be ready by the end of the year at the latest."