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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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  • European Grand Prix 1956
  • Collins generosity helps Fangio to title
  • September 2, 1956: For the first time in five years the drivers' championship went down to the last race, and while Juan Manuel Fangio won the title it was Peter Collins' actions which stood out

  • German Grand Prix 1956
  • Fangio wins to move closer to his fourth title
  • August 5, 1956: Juan Manuel Fangio, restored to full health, won the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, extending his lead in the drivers' championship and underlining why he was closing in on his fourth title

  • British Grand Prix 1956
  • Tide turns in favour of fortuitous Fangio
  • July 14, 1956: Juan Manuel Fangio won the British Grand Prix even though he had not wanted to take part as he was suffering from a high fever

  • French Grand Prix 1956
  • Collins wins again to take championship lead
  • July 1, 1956: Peter Collins showed his win at Spa was no fluke with a thrilling victory over Ferrari team-mate Eugenio Castellotti at the French Grand Prix

  • Belgian Grand Prix 1956
  • Collins claims maiden victory
  • June 3, 1956: Twenty-four year-old Peter Collins capitalised on Juan Manuel Fangio's ill fortune to win the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa

  • Monaco Grand Prix 1956
  • Moss holds off Fangio's charge
  • May 13, 1956: Stirling Moss' win at the Monaco Grand Prix showed that he was determined his former Mercedes team-mate Juan Manuel Fangio was going to have to battle to retain his title

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