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Bill Aston
Helmet
Driver Details
Nationality {{{{{natflag}}}}} British United Kingdom
Date of Birth 29/03/1900[1]
Date of Death 04/03/1974[1]
Début The Kingsdown Trophy 1960
Championships 0 (10th 1961)
2015 Position Unknown
First Win Unknown
Previous Teams Star Hill Racing Equipe
Downton Engineering
Team Tourist Trophy
Career Statistics
Total Entries 0 (0 Starts)
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
Wins 0 (0 in Class)
Total Points 0
Current Season
Team Unknown
Car Unknown
Number Standings Points
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Bill Aston was a British Saloon Car Championship driver, who competed between 1960 and 1963. Aston was the oldest driver in the field, having been 60 when he started in the championship.[2]

BackgroundEdit

Aston had had an extensive career before he came to the BSCC, having previously entered sports car races, Formula Three and Formula Two, having previously raced motorcycles.[3][2] Aston also entered three Formula One grand prix in 1952, starting one race (although he would retire early on).[2] Aston stopped racing after his failed Formula One career, although would return in 1960, running with Star Hill Racing Equipe in sports cars and the BSCC.[3]

BTCC HistoryEdit

Aston, at the age of 60, entered the BSCC for the first time, using a Jaguar Mk II under the Star Hill Racing Equipe banner.[4] A fifth place finish was bettered by two podiums before the end of the year, prompting Aston to continue in his endeavours.[4] Switching to a Mini Minor, provided by Downton Engineering, Aston claimed his first win at Silverstone in Class A, as well as two further podiums.[5] This was enough to give Aston third in class and tenth overall for the season.[5]

For 1962, Team Tourist Trophy invited Aston to race for them at the final three races of the season.[6] Using the new Vauxhall VX 4/90, Aston claimed second in only his second drive in the car, the best finish for the car.[6] Eight points resulted from the year, with Team Tourist Trophy asking Aston to race for them the following year.[6] Using a Jaguar Mk II 3.8, Aston claimed two more points finishes from four more starts, before ultimately retiring from racing at the end of the season.[7]

BTCC RecordEdit

A table containing Bill Aston's best results in the BTCC. The figures after the information about the car used indicate Bill Aston's best finish at that meeting.

Bill Aston's BTCC Record
Year Team Pos Pts Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1960 Star Hill Racing bgcolor="Purple" style="color:white; border-radius:7px;"|NC Jaguar Mk II 1600+ N 5 3 2 - -
1961 Downton Engineering 10th 20 Morris Mini Minor bgcolor="#E52525" rowspan="2" style="border-radius:5px; color:white;"|A N 4 4 1 R 3 3 N -
1962 Tourist Team Trophy 8 Vauxhall VX 4/90 bgcolor="#214B9B" rowspan="2" style="border-radius:5px; color:white;"|B N 7 2 4 - -
1963 4 Jaguar Mk II bgcolor="#FFA500" rowspan="2" style="border-radius:5px; color:white;"|D 4 R 5 N 4 N

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