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  • Golden years
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  • Alan Henry met Frank Williams in 1971
  • The Day I Met ... Frank Williams
  • January 25, 2010: F1 journalist Alan Henry recalls the first time he met team owner Frank Williams

  • Dutch Grand Prix
  • Rindt's win overshadowed by Courage death
  • June 21, 1970: Jochen Rindt recorded his second victory of the season in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, a result which took him to just one point behind leader Jackie Stewart in the drivers' standings. But the weekend was marred by a tragic accident in which British driver Piers Courage lost his life

  • United States Grand Prix
  • Rindt wins but Hill is seriously injured
  • October 5, 1969: Jochen Rindt won the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, ending five years of chasing a victory, underlining the speed of the Lotus even if Rindt himself continued to have reservations as to its safety

  • Canadian Grand Prix
  • Ickx leads home Brabham one-two
  • September 20, 1969: The drivers' and constructors' championship were already decided but that did not in any way diminish from Jacky Ickx's victory, and a Brabham one-two

  • Italian Grand Prix
  • Stewart seals title in thrilling fashion
  • September 7, 1969: Jackie Stewart took his sixth victory of the season at Monza in one of the closest finishes in grand prix history and in so doing secured his first world championship with three races remaining.

  • British Grand Prix
  • Stewart recovers from crash to win again
  • July 19, 1969: Jackie Stewart's fifth win in six races left him odds-on favourite for the championship, his victory at the British Grand Prix coming despite him crashing during practice and having to commandeer team-mate Jean-Pierre Beltoise's car.

  • Monaco Grand Prix
  • Hill makes it five in Monaco
  • May 18, 1969: Graham Hill, the man known as Mr Monaco, took his fifth and last victory at the Monaco Grand Prix. It was also to be his final Formula One win, but given his remarkable record in Monte Carlo, there was no more fitting place for him to climb to the top of the podium for one last time.

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