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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 1955
  • Mercedes bows out with another Fangio win
  • September 11, 1955: Juan Manuel Fangio, already confirmed as champion, won the final round of the severely-truncated season at the Italian Grand Prix

  • British Grand Prix
  • Moss benefits from gentleman Fangio
  • July 16, 1955: Stirling Moss won the British Grand Prix in a thrilling finish with Mercedes team-mate Juan Manuel Fangio

  • Belgian Grand Prix 1955
  • Mercedes eclipses rivals at Spa
  • June 5, 1955: Juan Manuel Fangio led a Mercedes 1-2 in Belgium to extend his lead in the drivers' championship

  • Monaco Grand Prix 1955
  • Trintignant wins as Ascari's luck runs out
  • May 22, 1955: After a three-year absence the Monaco Grand Prix returned and to the delight of more than 100,000 locals the race, designated as the European Grand Prix, was won by Maurice Trintignant in a Ferrari

  • Argentine Grand Prix 1955
  • Fangio keeps his cool as rivals wilt
  • January 16, 1955: Defending champion Jean Manuel Fangio proved his Mercedes was again the car to beat with a resounding victory in front of his adoring fans

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