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29 March 1900
4 March 1974 (73)
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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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The team now known as Racing Point was planning to make the move during next year’s summer break, but the COVID-19 crisis has delayed work on the new facility, which is to be built on a site adjacent to the current building.<br>Rather than attempt the move in the winter, the team has opted to wait a full year for the following August.<br>“The factory is still happening,” team boss Otmar ...

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Some observers were quick to link Sebastian Vettel with a move to the rebranded team, especially given the close links with Mercedes that the British marque has.<br>However, Sergio Perez, who is connected to Mexican sponsorship, has a multi-year deal with the team, while Lance Stroll's seat is also secure for the foreseeable future.<br>"It's certainly been an interesting few weeks in the driver ...

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Aston Martin will return to the F1 grid in 2021 as a works team following Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll’s investment in the British manufacturer back in January.<br>The Racing Point team is currently investing in upgrading its facilities, including the construction of a new factory, after years of financial difficulties under its previous Force India guise.<br>But Green stressed the team ...

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According to a report in the Financial Times, Palmer, who has been CEO since 2014, will be replaced by AMG boss Tobias Moers on Tuesday.<br>The move comes off the back of a difficult financial situation for the British luxury sportscar maker, whose share price has collapsed from £19 when it was floated in October 2018, to around 35 pence now.<br>Aston Martin has not confirmed the arrival of Moers ...

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Aston Martin will return to F1 with a works team in 2021 after Racing Point team owner Lawrence Stroll took a stake in the British road car manufacturer in January.<br>Mercedes F1 team principal Wolff made a personal investment in Aston Martin earlier this month worth 0.95% of the company. <br>Wolff remains committed to his role heading up Mercedes' F1 operations, saying "nothing will change in ...

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Aston Martin confirmed on Friday that a rights issue to help raise funds, which was completed on Monday morning, included investment from the ErsteAM Ltd company that is controlled by Wolff.<br>Wolff's stake was originally for 4.77% of Aston Martin shares, but following the rights issue that has now been diluted to be worth 0.95%.<br>It has been made clear that Wolff's decision to invest in Aston ...

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As recently reported, Wolff has been considering a private purchase of Aston Martin shares in the wake of Lawrence Stroll’s recent buy-in.<br>Stroll is a friend of Wolff's, and his Racing Point team has a close alliance with Mercedes as one of its customer teams.<br>While Wolff has repeatedly denied that he will take a formal role at the British sportscar manufacturer, amid speculation he could ...

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With Stroll's Yew Tree consortium bringing with it some financial muscle, including an injection of £260m of new capital, and shareholders approving a plan for Aston Martin's F1 works team, this should have been a win-win for everybody involved.<br>But in these unprecedented times of a global pandemic putting untold pressure on businesses, even those eye-watering cash figures were not enough to ...

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The Mercedes motorsport boss's future has been the subject of intense speculation for months, with his current contract running out at the end of 2020.<br>Last year he emerged as a candidate to potentially replace Chase Carey as the boss of F1, while more recently he has been linked with opportunities at Aston Martin.<br>While it is understood a personal financial investment in Aston Martin could ...

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