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British
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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After its excellent, albeit surprising, start to the 2023 Formula 1 season, Aston Martin hadn't been able to preserve that momentum through the rest of the year and into 2024.Where Fernando Alonso scored 149 points in the opening 12 races of 2023, the veteran Spaniard has managed just 45 in the same number of races this term, without a podium finish among them.Explaining Aston Martin's apparent ...

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From heading into the current Formula 1 campaign braced to be at the back of the grid, Haas has far exceeded expectations.With back-to-back sixth placed finishes for Nico Hulkenberg having thrust it towards the front of the midfield battle and it now locked in a tight fight with RB for sixth in the constructors' championship, the German driver himself labelled it a “hell of a comeback.”But ...

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Fernando Alonso believes a double-points finish at the British Grand Prix was a step "back to normality" for Aston Martin after a difficult run of results in Formula 1.The British squad had scored points in each of the first six rounds of the championship, but a comprehensive upgrade introduced for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix made the AMR24 more difficult to drive.As a result, Aston Martin only ...

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Aston Martin has announced that Ferrari's former chassis technical director Enrico Cardile will join it next year as its F1 chief technical officer.Just 24 hours after Ferrari finally confirmed that Cardile was leaving, with it reported over the British Grand Prix that Aston Martin had secured his services, the timing of his move and his new role has now been revealed.Cardile now looks set to ...

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Ferrari has confirmed the departure of its Formula 1 chassis technical director Enrico Cardile, who is set to join the Aston Martin team.As Motorsport.com exclusively revealed back in May, Cardile had long been targeted by Aston Martin as part of the Silverstone squad’s efforts to push up the F1 grid.The Italian has a good reputation for the role he has played in developing Ferrari’s recent ...

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Toto Wolff says the Mercedes Formula 1 team "likes the thought" of supplying customer engines to Alpine in 2026 instead of Honda-bound Aston Martin.Alpine is considering abandoning its own Renault F1 power unit programme for the 2026 regulations and switch to becoming a customer team, with Mercedes thought to be the most likely source of engines for the Enstone-based squad.Read ...

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Former Mercedes Formula 1 engine chief Andy Cowell will replace ex-McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh as Aston Martin’s group CEO from 1 October, the team announced on Tuesday.Cowell is best known for overseeing Mercedes’ High Performance Powertrains division between 2013 and 2020, during which it built the engines that led the Silver Arrows squad to dominate F1 and win seven title doubles in ...

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Aston Martin has announced that Lance Stroll will race on with the team "for 2025 and beyond" in what is being billed as a contract extension for the Canadian driver whose father owns the team.Stroll has raced at Aston since 2019 his father Lawrence's consortium purchased the assets of what was the then the Force India squad the following year.He has completed 112 races so far for the team ...

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Aston Martin is to build a road-legal, track-focussed version of its Valour sportscar – the Valiant – that has been personally commissioned by its Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso.Aston will produce 38 Valiants, which are to be front-engined and fitted with a 745PS 5.2 litre twin-turbo V12 power unit.The car also features wheel covers inspired by those used on Aston’s ‘Muncher’ car that ...

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Aston Martin has told Fernando Alonso that he must "hang on" for now amid the team's current Formula 1 struggles, as it battles to find time to bring much-needed improvements.Alonso was left frustrated after his home Spanish Grand Prix last weekend, where a lack of performance from the AMR24 left both him and team-mate Lance Stroll out of the points.Afterwards, he suggested the team had to ...

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Fernando Alonso has given a frank assessment of his Aston Martin team's performance in the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix, and has called on the team to talk less and deliver more.Alonso finished a disappointing 12th in his home race after only qualifying in 11th and pulled no punches in his post-race verdict saying the team "did not deserve to score any point".It comes after a poor run for the ...

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Aston Martin has been honest that upgrades it has brought to its Formula 1 car this year have made it more "difficult" to drive.Having delivered a host of developments to try to lift it closer to the front of the field, Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll have found that the AMR24 is a more troublesome beast to extract speed from on the limit.And, at a time when the F1 field is closing up in ...

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Aston Martin can offer Adrian Newey the benefits of being part of a “young” and “exciting” project, reckons Lance Stroll.The Silverstone-based team has ramped up its efforts to lure the star designer on board once his current contract with Red Bull ends in the first quarter of next year.While a number of teams are in the hunt to try to secure Newey’s services, it has emerged that Aston ...

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Ferrari is facing an increasingly tough fight to secure Adrian Newey's services after it emerged Aston Martin hosted the Formula 1 design legend for a secret factory visit.Aston Martin has long been known to have been interested in Newey's services, with Motorsport.com revealing back in March that its owner Lawrence Stroll had made a personal offer to him.Now, as Newey weighs up what he plans to ...

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Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack says overdelivering in the 2023 Formula 1 season means it is now battling inflated expectations.Aston Martin is currently lagging behind 2024's four top teams and has slipped back to battle the improving RB outfit in recent races, with the team's standout driver Yuki Tsunoda frequently finishing ahead of Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll.Aston has come under fire ...

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In a wet-to-dry Montreal race, Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll finished sixth and seventh respectively, both drivers executing a solid race to finish behind the inherently quicker cars from Red Bull, Mercedes and McLaren.It was a big boost for the Silverstone-based squad after going backwards during the first third of the 2024 season relative to its nearest rivals. RB appeared to have leapfrogged ...

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With Aston Martin team owner Lawrence Stroll continuing his push to turn the Silverstone-based squad into winners, Cardile has emerged as one of his outfit’s key targets to bolster its technical structure.As the current head of Ferrari's chassis and aerodynamics department, Cardile has played an important role in the development of the team’s recent challengers since joining the F1 operation ...

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Aston Martin brought an upgrade package to Imola, but so did many of its direct rivals, which meant that in the relative game of in-season development, the Silverstone-based squad hasn't been able to make any progress on the timesheets.The AMR24 has also proven harder to set up and drive, with both Alonso and team-mate Lance Stroll having similar complaints of how the car proved tough to keep ...

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Aston Martin came out of the blocks flying in 2023 with six podiums for the Spaniard across the first eight races.But as rivals Mercedes, Ferrari and in particular McLaren all made bigger gains over the past 12 months, Aston found it hard to keep up in the development race, sliding to fifth in the pecking order since then.While its progress on track is stalling, the Stroll-owned team is still in a ...

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A pretty extensive overhaul had been aimed at lifting the squad up the grid, but it ended up making the car more difficult to drive – contributing to Alonso’s hefty FP3 crash.Its struggles renewed concerns that the squad could be facing a repeat of what happened last year – when upgrades it introduced triggered some side-effects that hampered its performance.Team principal Mike Krack is ...

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Aston's major Imola update, which included a floor redesign, a front wing and diffuser, was shaken down by Fernando Alonso in FP1 before Lance Stroll also received the parts from FP2 onwards.However, on a weekend where rival teams also wheeled out new parts or further dialled in those from Miami, Aston's upgrades may have delivered absolute performance but not relative competitiveness.Alonso's ...

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Following McLaren's update package that was brought forward to Miami, several other teams including Aston and Ferrari have stuck to this weekend's Imola race to deploy their first major upgrade push of 2024.Aston's Imola spec includes a revamped floor, as well as a new front wing and diffuser as part of what technical director Dan Fallows described as an "aggressive" in-season development ...

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Aston consolidated its spot at the top of the midfield but has so far generally been fifth fastest, some way behind fourth-placed team Mercedes.It hasn't scaled the heights of its early 2023 run of podiums yet, and instead saw its performance levels fluctuate between various circuit conditions, with a curious discrepancy between qualifying and race performance.Fernando Alonso in particular has ...

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While the full extent of the changes will not be revealed until Friday morning, its AMR24 has already been spotted with a new and interesting front wing design.As the above exclusive photograph shows, the team has created segmentation of the inboard and outboard portion of the front wing's two upper flaps, with a V-shaped geometry used to accomplish this (red arrow, inset).This change in the flap ...

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The Silverstone-based squad brought a new lower drag rear wing to Miami in the hope that a better straightline speed would help it in the fight against its rivals.However, despite running it in practice, Aston Martin went back to its more usual configuration – which inevitably made things harder for its drivers Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll when it came to racing.Speaking about why the ...

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