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Aston Butterworth was a Formula Two constructor from the United Kingdom, during the years 1952-3 when Formula One was not the World Championship category (although colloquial use of the term "Formula One" usually incorrectly includes this period). 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, finishing eighth with Aston at the wheel. In May a second car was added, driven by Robin Montgomerie-Charrington and driven at Chimay in June, where Montgomerie-Charrington achieved the team's best finish: third place.

Aston continued to appear in races throughout the 1953 season but there was never enough money to develop the program properly and when the new F1 regulations came in 1954 the story of Aston-Butterworth came to an end.

Complete Formula One results


Year Chassis Engine Tyres Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1952 Aston NB41 Butterworth F4  ? SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR GER NED ITA
United Kingdom Bill Aston DNP Ret DNQ
United Kingdom Robin Montgomerie-Charrington Ret


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