Bill Aston

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29 Mar 1900
Hopton, Staffordshire


04 Mar 1974
Lingfield, Surrey


Great Britain

Grands Prix:

1 (1952)


Aston-Butterworth (1952)

World War One veteran, who initially started racing in bikes. Self-funded his very own Aston-Butterworth attempt which he also raced. Carried on racing until the 1960's and was also a civil engineer and fruit farmer by trade. Aston started off as a test pilot for Vickers, but didn't really move forward as a racer until 1949, when he took a number of Formula 3 wins. Retired after racing Mini's in 1965, a change from the sportscars and saloon cars he raced in for the majority of his career.

Biography last updated 20 Sep 2014