Sport: Britons to the Fore

In the roaring, madcap world of Grand Prix auto racing, the power axis is shifting. For years, daring, lead-footed Italians bestrode the field until fiery death picked them off one by one, from Ascari to Musso. Spain's dashing Alfonso de Portago was killed in 1957, and Argentina's five-time world champion, aging (47) Juan Manuel Fangio, announced this summer that he is retiring. Today, dominance in racing belongs to the British, especially to flaxen-haired, temperamental Mike Hawthorn, 29, and balding, easygoing Stirling Moss, 28. The two are battling head-to-head for the world driving championship....

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