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William "Bill" Aston was a British driver, motorcycle racer and test pilot. After World War II he turned to four wheel racing, and in 1951 he set a world speed record at Montlhéry in a 500cc Cooper with a V-twin JAP engine.

In 1952, he teamed up with Archie Butterworth to create the Aston Butterworth. The under-funded car ran four times, with the 52-year-old Aston entering three Grands Prix, only making the start at the Nürburgring.

Aston raced a Jaguar and a Mini into his 60s before retiring.

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1952 W.S. Aston Aston Butterworth 0 NC Report

Career Statistics[]

Entries 3
Starts 2
Pole Positions 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 0

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts Pos
1952 Flag of Switzerland.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg 0 NC

Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap DNS Did not start
Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
P Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols