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|
|Complete Formula One results|
|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|