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[edit | edit source]

Formula One Record[edit | edit source]

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

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

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

Career Results[edit | edit source]

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
DNS Ret DNQ


Key
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
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols
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