Aston Butterworth

Aston Butterworth

Aston Butterworth

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Aston Butterworth was a Formula Two constructor from the United Kingdom, during the years 1952-3 when the World Drivers' Championship was run to Formula Two regulations. They participated in four World Championship Grands Prix, entering a total of four cars.

The project was instigated by Bill Aston, who decided to build a car for Formula Two; the chassis was a copy of the Cooper Formula Two, fitted with a flat-four engine devised by Archie Butterworth. The car made its debut in April, 1952 in the Lavant Cup at Goodwood, Motor Sport, May 1952, Page 232. finishing eighth with Aston at the wheel. In May a second car was added, driven by Robin Montgomerie-Charrington, who achieved the team's best finish: third place at Chimay in June.

Aston entered the car in the 1952 German Grand Prix where in practice: "Bill Aston had fitted Allard-Steyr cylinder heads to his Butterworth engine with a new carburetter layout and was motoring fairly contentedly," Motor Sport, September 1952, Page 403.Motor Sport, September 1952, Page 425. Aston continued to appear in races throughout the 1953 season but there was never enough money to develop the program properly. When the new F1 regulations came in 1954 the story of Aston-Butterworth came to an...
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