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Nico Hulkenberg

Hulkenberg takes hold of unwanted F1 record

Nico Hulkenberg is one of the most experienced drivers on the grid - but with his lack of success at the front of the field, he has now claimed an unwanted record.

With his 209th grand prix start at the Miami Grand Prix last weekend, Nico Hulkenberg found himself taking an unwanted Formula 1 record. 

Throughout his career, which began in 2010, Hulkenberg has not managed to reach the top step of the podium, or even a place inside the top three

As a result, the German driver now holds the record for the most grands prix in F1 history without a race win.

After the Chinese Grand Prix, he already equalled Andrea de Cesaris' record which stood for some 30 years - but now the record is his own.

The question, however, is how long will it last? Hulkenberg will not depart the grid anytime soon as he will join Stake in 2025 on a multi-year deal ahead of its transition to Audi the following year. 

With Audi setting high goals for its time in F1, could it offer Hulkenberg a chance to rid himself of the unwanted recognition?  

Most grand prix starts without a win

Driver Grand Prix Best result
1 Nico Hulkenberg 209 4th
2 Andrea De Cesaris 208 2nd
3 Nick Heidfeld 183 2nd
4 Romain Grosjean 179 2nd
5 Kevin Magnussen 168 2nd
6 Martin Brundle 158 2nd
7 Lance Stroll 148 3rd
8 Derek Warwick 146 2nd
9 Jean-Pierre Jarier 134 3rd
10 Eddie Cheveer 132 2nd

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