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Martin Williamson, who grew up in the era of James Hunt, Niki Lauda and sideburns, became managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group in 2007 after spells with Sky Sports, Sportal and Cricinfo

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  • Italian Grand Prix 1953
  • Fangio brings down curtain on Ascari era
  • September 13, 1953: The curtain came down on the two-year dalliance with Formula Two at Monza with a symbolic passing over of the mantle from Alberto Ascari to Juan Manuel Fangio

  • Swiss Grand Prix 1953
  • Ascari disobeys team order to take final victory
  • August 23, 1953: Alberto Ascari had secured his second championship three weeks earlier at the Nurburgring, and he underlined his two-season dominance with victory in the Swiss Grand Prix

  • German Grand Prix 1953
  • Ascari's title but Farina turns back the clock
  • August 2, 1953: Alberto Ascari duly secured his second successive world championship, although he did so while out of the places for only the second time in two seasons

  • French Grand Prix 1953
  • Hawthorn wins a French epic
  • July 5, 1953: Mike Hawthorn won an epic French Grand Prix, edging out Juan Manuel Fangio on the line

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