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1950 – Rouen-les-Essarts is born
1951 – Early races
1952 – Rouen comes of age: Formula One comes to town
1953 – No F1, but plenty to enjoy
1954 – Time for a change?
1955 – Rouen’s first major change: completing the legendary layout
1956 – Testing times for the new circuit and the glory days begin
1957 – Formula One returns and Fangio shines
1958-59 – Further racing at Rouen and Innes Ireland’s lucky escape

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