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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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  • United States Grand Prix 1959
  • Brabham pushes his way to the title
  • December 12, 1959: Jack Brabham won his first world title in a dramatic finale, pushing his Cooper the final few hundred yards of the race after it had run out of fuel

  • Italian Grand Prix 1959
  • Moss and Cooper outfox Ferrari
  • September 13, 1959: Stirling Moss in a Cooper won the Italian Grand Prix, his second successive win, to make the drivers' championship a three-horse race going into the final round

  • Portuguese Grand Prix 1959
  • 'Superior' Moss dominates in the heat
  • August 23, 1959: Stirling Moss confirmed that when not suffering from mechanical problems he was still the man to beat with a comprehensive win at the Portuguese Grand Prix

  • German Grand Prix 1959
  • Brooks and Ferrari shine amid the tedium
  • August 2, 1959: Tony Brooks won the German Grand Prix, a rather bizarre affair which was split into two 30-lap heats run on the same afternoon at the unfamiliar surroundings at Avus

  • British Grand Prix 1959
  • Brabham and Cooper take the plaudits
  • July 18, 1959: Jack Brabham moved clear in the drivers' championship with victory at the British Grand Prix, his second of the season

  • Dutch Grand Prix 1959
  • First success for Bonnier and BRM
  • May 31, 1959: Swede Jo Bonnier became the third different driver to win in as many races when he drove his BRM to victory at the Dutch Grand Prix - it was his and also the British manufacturer's first grand prix success

  • Indianapolis 500 1959
  • More deaths at Indianapolis
  • May 30, 1959: Rodger Ward won the Indianapolis 500 - it was the start of a six year run in which he won again in 1962 and never finished outside the top four - but two more driver deaths marred the event

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