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29 March 1900
4 March 1974 (73)
Geoff Duke (29 March 1923)
Gary Brabham (29 March 1961)
Marc Gené (29 March 1974)

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about Bill Aston

William Aston (29 March 1900 – 4 March 1974) was a British racing driver who participated in three World Championship Grands Prix, in 1952 when the championship was run to Formula Two rules, for his own team Aston Butterworth.


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1952 Robin Montgomerie-Charrington
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