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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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  • Moroccan Grand Prix 1958
  • Hawthorn's title on another day of tragedy
  • October 19, 1958: Mike Hawthorn secured the drivers' championship by taking second place at the first Moroccan Grand Prix, despite only winning one race to three each by Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks

  • Italian Grand Prix 1958
  • Brilliant Brooks keeps the title race alive
  • September 7, 1958: Tony Brooks took victory at the Italian Grand Prix, his third in six races, but Mike Hawthorn's second place meant he left Monza needing only to finish in the points in the season finale in Morocco to take the title

  • Portuguese Grand Prix 1958
  • Sporting Moss wins in Oporto
  • August 24, 1958: Stirling Moss cut Mike Hawthorn's lead in the drivers' championship to five points with victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix ... but it was his post-race intervention which has gone down in Formula One legend

  • British Grand Prix 1958
  • Collins wins battle of British
  • July 19, 1958: Peter Collins thrilled a massive crowd at Silverstone by becoming the fourth English driver that season to win a grand prix, leading home team-mate Mike Hawthorn by 24 seconds

  • French Grand Prix 1958
  • Hawthorn wins on Fangio's farewell
  • July 7, 1958: Mike Hawthorn won the French Grand Prix, his only win of the season, but it was a race overshadowed by the death of his Ferrari team-mate Luigi Musso

  • Belgian Grand Prix 1958
  • Brooks leads home English quartet
  • June 15, 1958: For the second successive grand prix the British manufacturers dominated and a British driver - this time Tony Brooks - won

  • Dutch Grand Prix 1958
  • Moss wins as British manufacturers dominate
  • May 26, 1958: Vanwall was slowly getting used to the new fuel regulations and that helped Stirling Moss win the Dutch Grand Prix, his second victory of the season

  • Monaco Grand Prix 1958
  • Trintignant wins on home soil
  • May 18, 1958: Veteran Frenchman Maurice Trintignant delighted the home crowd with his second win in four years, driving a Cooper Climax

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