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  • Figures-of-eight
  • September 27, 2012: Our resident expert - Steven Lynch - answers readers' questions on figure-of-eight track layouts, Alex Zanardi and the most laps led without winning a race

  • 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

  • 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

  • Monaco Grand Prix 1959
  • Brabham win heralds a new era
  • May 10, 1959: Jack Brabham in a Cooper won the season-opening Monaco Grand Prix, the first Australian to win a Formula One race

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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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