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Name: Bill Aston  
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Date of Birth: 4th March 1900
Place of Birth: Staffordshire, England
Profession: Racing driver
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William "Bill" Aston
Nationality English
Active years 1952
Team(s) Aston
Race starts 3
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podium finishes 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First Grand Prix 1952 British Grand Prix
First win
Last win
Last Grand Prix 1952 Italian Grand Prix

Bill Aston (born 29 March 1900 in Staffordshire, England; dead 4 March 1974) was a Formula One driver who raced for his own team, Aston Butterworth. Prior to Formula One he was a test pilot and motorcycle racer. He turned to four-wheel racing with a Cooper-Jap in Formula Junior and later graduated into Formula 2. He came close to winning a race in 1951, but his car failed in the last lap. In the same year he set a 500cc world speed record. For 1952 he teamed up with Archie Butterworth and built a car that raced quite well, but unfortunately, was very unreliable. He entered the car in the 1952 German Grand Prix but failed on the second lap. In the Italian Grand Prix he never even made it to qualifying. By the time Aston was in his mid-50s, he retired from the sport.

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