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29 March 1900
4 March 1974 (73)
Geoff Duke (29 March 1923)
Gary Brabham (29 March 1961)
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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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The FIA moved to reduce downforce on the cars for 2021 in a bid to slow speeds on safety grounds, focusing on rules for the design of the floors of the car.<br>The downforce cuts appear to have hit teams running low-rake cars harder than those who operate a high-rake concept, leaving Mercedes and Aston Martin in particular on the back foot.<br>Aston Martin team principal Otmar Szafnauer said last ...

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Vettel was eliminated in the second stage of qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix after a close-fought session, ending up 13th despite lapping less than seven-tenths off the overall best time.<br>It marked Vettel’s second straight qualifying defeat to new Aston Martin team-mate Lance Stroll, who finished on the bubble in 10th place after lapping two-tenths faster.<br>Vettel explained ...

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It emerged in Bahrain that teams running low-rake cars - such as Aston Martin and Mercedes - appeared to be hurt more by the updated aerodynamic rules for 2021 than those with high-rake concepts.<br>The FIA moved to cut downforce and reduce speeds for 2021 on safety grounds, with much of this cut being achieved by changes to the regulations surrounding floor designs.<br>Aston Martin team principal ...

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The Silverstone-based team thinks that the changes made to the regulations for this season to cut downforce have unfairly penalised teams that run low rake cars.<br>It, along with Mercedes, believes that the cuts to the floor, diffuser and brake ducts have cost the low rake teams one second per lap of performance compared to high-rake rivals. The outfits are unable to change rake concept to ...

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Aston Martin entered the 2021 season hoping to continue its upper-midfield fight that the former Racing Point squad found itself embroiled in throughout last year.<br>But the team appeared to be a step behind rivals such as McLaren, Ferrari and AlphaTauri through much of the Bahrain weekend.<br>Team principal Otmar Szafnauer expressed frustration over the revised technical regulations for 2021 ...

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After losing his last full-time F1 drive – with Renault – at the end of the 2019 season, Hulkenberg took part in three events for the Aston team that was then known as Racing Point during the last campaign on the occasions were its regular drivers were unable to race after contracting COVID-19.<br>Hulkenberg entered the two races at Silverstone in place of Sergio Perez after he testing ...

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Vettel's Aston Martin start was hampered by issues in pre-season testing, which restricted his mileage and opportunities to adjust to the AMR21.<br>The four-time world champion qualified 18th in Bahrain after encountering double yellow flags on his final Q1 hotlap but was demoted to last on the grid after stewards decided he hadn't respected the second yellow sector.<br>From ...

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It's a question that even the team itself can't yet answer, despite the example of Mercedes providing some encouragement.<br>This was supposed to be the year when, boosted by extra financial resources and the arrival of Sebastian Vettel, the Silverstone team broke away from the midfield pack. Instead, the team has found itself towards the back of that group.<br>In Bahrain, Lance Stroll just ...

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The British sportscar manufacturer endured a tough first qualifying of the season in Bahrain on Saturday, with Sebastian Vettel getting knocked out in Q1 to line up 18th, and Lance Stroll qualifying 10th.<br>On a track configuration where at the end of last year the team was fighting for a podium finish, it has been left in no doubt that the floor changes for 2021 have significantly hurt the low- ...

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While Mercedes has been the focus of the impact on the low rake cars, Aston Martin too appears to have suffered a step back with its car compared to last year.<br>The team had a difficult pre-season test, not helped by reliability problems, and it has already made some interesting changes for the first F1 race weekend in Bahrain.<br>The focus of Aston Martin’s attention is the design of the ...

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The German, who was a super-sub last year after filling in at Racing Point for three race weekends, failed to land a full-time drive for this year but will maintain a close contact with the series.<br>Speaking on Austrian channel ServusTV, with which he will work as a pundit for in 2021, Hulkenberg said that he had finalised a deal to be on call for two teams this year.<br>“[I will work] as a ...

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The four-time world champion has a tradition of giving each of his F1's cars a girl's names, with previous monikers having included Margherita, Luscious Liz, Randy Mandy, Kate and Kate's Dirty Sister.<br>With his new Aston Martin team having a close association with James Bond, through the British sportscar manufacturer's tie-ups with the movie franchise, Vettel has elected to keep to the ...

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The four-time champion has switched Formula 1 squads this year, moving from Ferrari to the rebranded Aston Martin outfit that has taken over from Racing Point.<br>After his first official public outing with the team during pre-season testing at Bahrain last weekend, Vettel has highlighted the key areas where he feels there are gains still to be made.<br>"It's just getting to know the people, as ...

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Stroll has been joined by four-time F1 world champion Vettel at the rebranded Aston Martin team for 2021 following his departure from Ferrari.<br>Vettel has been quickly adjusting to his new surroundings, making a positive impression on the team, and brings title-winning experience to the squad for the first time.<br>It is also the first time that Stroll has worked with an F1 drivers’ ...

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The four-time champion wrapped up his programme with his new team on Sunday, managing 56 laps on his way to the second slowest time of the day.<br>After the three days of track action, Vettel was the racing driver with the smallest amount of laps completed - 117 - only ahead of Williams' test driver Roy Nissany with 83.<br>Asked how far behind the planned scheduled he was, the German said: "One ...

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Aston Martin was perhaps the most open of all Formula 1 teams when it came to the launch of its latest challenger.<br>But as the new AMR21 rolled out on to the track in Bahrain for the start of pre-season testing, it was clear to see that the team was already ringing the changes, with its floor showing some interesting updates.<br>In order to claw back the performance that’s been lost due to the ...

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Aston Martin’s AMR21 was one of the more impressive cars to be seen during the busy launch period, primarily due to the fact that the team didn’t really hold too much back.<br>The images shown at the time of the launch and those issued subsequently have done little to hide some of the delicate detailing that some rivals have attempted to conceal. That’s a pretty bold statement to make and in ...

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Four-time F1 world champion Vettel has joined the rebranded Aston Martin team for 2021 following a difficult final season with Ferrari, replacing Perez.<br>Vettel finished a lowly 13th in the championship for Ferrari, scoring just one podium and barely one-third of teammate Charles Leclerc's points total.<br>Recurring errors by Vettel in recent years led to questions about how much Ferrari's cars ...

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As previously reported by Motorsport.com, Aston Martin – which returns as a manufacturer F1 entrant for the first time in over 60 years – will share the safety and medical car duties with long-time supplier Mercedes this season.<br>Mercedes and Aston Martin have become increasingly close over the past 12 months, having reached deals on shareholding agreements and closer technical cooperation ...

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While the livery did not disappoint, the car design itself also offered up some fascinating tweaks as the Silverstone-based team has evolved its race-winning RP20.<br>And, unlike the car launches that came before it, Aston Martin left very little to the imagination, releasing detailed shots of the entire car.<br>The first thing to note is that the team spent both of its development tokens on ...

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Following a long-running push to introduce some kind of race weekend format change, F1 received “broad support” from teams to stage three sprint races this year to set the grid for the final grand prix.<br>The plan is to run a 100km race in Canada, Italy and Brazil, with qualifying taking still place in its usual format on the Friday to set the grid for the sprint event.<br>It was agreed at ...

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The German impressed as a stand-in at Racing Point for both Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll last year when they were struck down by coronavirus.<br>Although the outings did not lead to any full-time race seat for this season, his ability to quickly get up to speed and his current knowledge of F1 machinery looks set to earn him a chance to be the man slotted again if anything happens at the renamed ...

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Four-time world champion Vettel has joined the Aston Martin squad following its rebrand for the 2021 season as the British manufacturer returns to F1 after over 60 years away.<br>Vettel and team-mate Lance Stroll took part in the launch of the team’s new Aston Martin AMR21 F1 car on Wednesday before hitting the track on Thursday at Silverstone. Vettel and Stroll split duties in the car across ...

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Chatting to the media via Zoom during Aston Martin's launch on Wednesday, Sebastian Vettel was in an optimistic and positive frame of mind, making it clear that he's moved on from any disappointment at the way his Ferrari career ended.<br>That mojo phrase was used last year by Aston Martin technical director Andrew Green when speaking about what Vettel could bring to the team, and what the team ...

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The Silverstone-based team is embarking on an all-new era under the moniker of the famous British sportscar manufacturer, and has laid down lofty ambitions for what it wants to achieve in grand prix racing.<br>Speaking as the covers came off the green, black and pink ARM21, team principal Otmar Szafnauer said that the ambitions for the outfit were to lay the foundations for title glory by the ...

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