MODENA, Italy (AP) _ A prosecutor has said that sworn testimony
links former Ferrari technician Nigel Stepney to an apparent
A mysterious white powder was found on the gas tanks of Felipe
Massa's and Kimi Raikkonen's cars on May 21, six days before the
Monaco Grand Prix. Traces of the same powder were reportedly found
in a pair of Stepney's trousers.
Ferrari has since fired Stepney and opened a criminal case
against him. Stepney has denied any wrongdoing, claiming that
someone within Ferrari set him up.
``Certainly there is backing _ from sworn testimony _ to suspect
that it was Stepney who handled the powder,'' Modena prosecutor
Giuseppe Tibis was quoted as saying by the Gazzetta dello Sport on
Proceedings in the case are due to begin again when the court's
summer vacation ends on Sept. 15.