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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

  • Australian GP
  • Red Bull ... saint or sinner?
  • March 17, 2014: Only time will tell if Red Bull is an innocent victim of the stewards or was caught try it on at Albert Park

  • News
  • Hopes grow for London Grand Prix
  • February 27, 2014: The unlikely prospect of a grand prix through the streets of London could become a little more real thanks to an overhaul of road safety and speed limit laws in the city

  • Jose Froilan Gonzalez 1922-2013
  • The silencing of the Bull
  • June 17, 2013: The death of Jose Froilan Gonzalez at the age of 90 almost severs the link between today's multi-billion dollar business which is Formula One and the first season of the sport

  • Brazilian Grand Prix
  • A quiet farewell for HRT
  • November 25, 2012: While the media clustered around Sebastian Vettel in the aftermath of the Brazilian Grand Prix, the HRT team quietly started to pack up for what most believe will be the last time

  • United States Grand Prix
  • Within the rules, outside the spirit
  • November 19, 2012: Ferrari has again shown that in Formula One pretty much anything goes regardless of how it makes the sport look

  • Comment
  • The end of the road for HRT?
  • November 13, 2012: Out of funds and with little to offer investors, it seems unlikely HRT will last beyond the end of this season

  • Indian Grand Prix
  • A flag of convenience
  • October 29, 2012: Gagan Narang waved the flag at the second Indian Grand Prix ... but it seems he only got the job because nobody else was available

  • Comment
  • Not all publicity is good publicity
  • April 23, 2012: ESPN's Martin Williamson on why Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt should take responsibility for damaging Formula One's image in Bahrain

  • Comment
  • F1's Groundhog Day
  • April 10, 2012: Martin Williamson on why commercial rather than moral issues will eventually decide the fate of the Bahrain Grand Prix

  • Comment
  • Worrying signals from Williams
  • January 17, 2012: Martin Williamson explains why Bruno Senna's announcement as a Williams driver points to deeper issues at the once great team

  • Bahrain Grand Prix
  • Teams stand up against FIA
  • June 8, 2011: The split between those running the sport and the teams finally came out in the open last night when the Formula One Teams' Association expressed its reservations about the end-of-season calendar in a letter to the FIA

  • Comment
  • Decision time on Bahrain
  • June 1, 2011: On Friday, the FIA meets in Barcelona, and high on the agenda will be the issue of whether the 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix should be rescheduled for the tail end of the year

  • Comment
  • Help Hamilton to help himself
  • May 31, 2011: The goodwill which surrounded Lewis Hamilton when he arrived in 2007 may be fast ebbing away, and there is a suspicion he needs protecting from himself at this stage of his career

  • Lotus naming row
  • The Lotus eaters
  • May 27, 2011: Today's ruling in the long-running and frankly tedious battle over the Lotus brand was another which left the general public bewildered

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