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29 March 1900
4 March 1974 (73)
Geoff Duke (29 March 1923)
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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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Vettel will join the team currently known as Racing Point next season after being told by Ferrari earlier this year that he would not be retained.<br>Last month's announcement of his move followed several weeks of negotiation with Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll.<br>Vettel declined to give any details of his stake in the company, which trades as Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc on the ...

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The existing Racing Point squad will rebrand as Aston Martin for 2021 after team owner Lawrence Stroll invested in the British manufacturer earlier this year.<br>Ambitions for the Aston Martin F1 project have seen it sign Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel for 2021 on a multi-year deal, as well as increase its workforce by 20% and push on with plans to construct a new factory.<br>Aston Martin ...

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On Thursday, Racing Point confirmed that Vettel will join the team when it is rebranded next season, following weeks of speculation about the German’s future since Ferrari announced that he would not be retained at Maranello.<br>Wolff is a close confidante of Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll, as well as engine and gearbox supplier to the Silverstone-based outfit in his role as Mercedes team ...

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Speaking ahead of the Tuscan Grand Prix on the day that he announced he would be switching to Aston Martin 2021, Vettel admitted it had not been been an "easy" call to decide what was best for his future.<br>And he confessed that he had weighed up the pros and cons of walking away from F1 rather than staying on.<br>Asked how close he came to retiring from F1, Vettel said: "Close... but is there a ...

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Vettel's deal to join the soon-to-be rebranded Racing Point squad for next season was announced ahead of the events for the Tuscan Grand Prix getting underway on Thursday.<br>The development means Sergio Perez will leave the team where he has raced since 2014 – when it operated in its former iteration as Force India – with his continued participation in F1 now uncertain beyond the end of ...

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The eagerness from F1 fans - and, naturally, the media - to learn about his next step was always met with composure from Vettel. This was not a decision he was going to take lightly.<br>“I’m not in a rush,” Vettel said. “I want to make sure that I make the right decision for myself. As much as I can, I would like to control and make sure that the conclusion for me is the right ...

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The four-time world champion has been linked with the outfit currently known as Racing Point since Ferrari revealed in May that he would not be retained after the end of this year.<br>Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll targeted the German, who will clearly bring extra attention to the team from the very start under its new manufacturer-backed identity.<br>With Lance Stroll ...

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With Vettel in talks with Aston Martin about a seat at the team next year, the current Racing Point outfit's strong form has increased the chances of the German electing to commit his F1 future there.<br>But, the move away from a team like Ferrari that targets the world championship to an outfit like Aston Martin that is chasing podiums would need a new mindset.<br>Ricciardo has first hand ...

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That’s one of the big questions to emerge from the news that Sebastian Vettel is considering an offer to join the rebadged Racing Point team.<br>There are various scenarios that could yet play out. Vettel could decide not to go to Aston after all, or he could be signed for 2022 and take time out to recharge his batteries, leaving Perez and his backers another year to find an alternative ...

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Wolff is also a close friend of Racing Point and Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll, as well as being – through his Mercedes role – the supplier of engines and gearboxes to the Silverstone-based outfit.<br>Wolff acquired a 5% interest in Aston Martin in April, stressing that it was a personal investment not related to his day job at Mercedes.<br>Four-time world ...

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Perceptions change very quickly in the sport, and perhaps the biggest shift from the Austrian Grand Prix to the Styrian Grand Prix last weekend was the reality of just how quick Racing Point can be.<br>A hesitant first weekend out with its ‘Pink Mercedes’ left rivals convinced it had made a good step, but it was really only in the second Red Bull Ring race that the reality of its pace ...

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The four-time F1 world champion is believed to have been offered a contract by team owner Lawrence Stroll, who is keen to build the strongest possible package for the rebranding of the current Racing Point team next season. Germany’s Bild newspaper, which is usually well-informed on Vettel’s plans, has indicated that a deal could be agreed soon.<br>The Silverstone-based team already has a ...

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<br>No team other than Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull has won an F1 race since the turbo hybrid era began in 2014, with an unofficial ‘Class A/B’ divide coming into effect over the ensuing six campaigns.<br>But the new $145m cost cap rule, which will come into effect from 2021 and reduce further over the following two seasons to $135m for 2023-2025, as well as other measures such as restricted ...

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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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Moers, who will take up his role on August 1, comes as part of a revamp of the company by executive chairman and shareholder Lawrence Stroll.<br>Former president and CEO Andy Palmer has stood down with immediate effect, with current vice-president Keith Stanton being appointed as temporary COO until Moers' arrival.<br>Stroll believes that Moers, who has built a strong reputation for his management ...

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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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Stroll's involvement in Aston Martin was first announced in January, but the formalities of his investment were only completed this week.<br>The renaming of Racing Point is at the heart of his future marketing strategy that he has laid out for the British sportscar manufacturer, and Stroll sees it an opportunity for the Silverstone team to take a step forward.<br>"The group of men and women at ...

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The luxury sportscar manufacturer has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and the company has had to take action to stabilise its financial situation following concerns about a lack of capital on a scheme outlined in a March prospectus after investor Lawrence Stroll came on board.<br>In a company statement issued on Monday night, it said: "Taking into account the proceeds of the capital ...

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