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Nico Hulkenberg

The unwanted F1 record Hulkenberg has matched

Nico Hulkenberg is one of the most experienced drivers in Formula 1 history - but front-running success is yet to greet him, leaving the German with an unwanted record.

Hulkenberg China
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Nico Hulkenberg has matched an unwanted Formula 1 record following his outing at the Chinese Grand Prix.

The event marked Hulkenberg's 208th grand prix and in that time, the 36-year-old has not won a race.

Hulkenberg has now matched a long-standing record held by Andrea de Cesaris for the most grand prix started without taking a race victory.

De Cesaris' name has been at the top of the list for over 30 years but now has Hulkenberg for company.

Should Hulkenberg fail to win at the next round in Miami, a situation that is highly likely due to Haas' current pace, the German will move to the top of the leaderboard.

Most grand prix starts without a win

Driver Grands Prix Best result
1 Andrea De Cesaris 208 2nd
Nico Hulkenberg 208 4th
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

As seen in the table above, Hulkenberg is the only driver inside the top 10 who has also not managed to finish on the podium during his career.

Hulkenberg has also held the unfortunate record of the most races without a podium finish, which he set in 2016.

The next active driver who has not yet claimed a podium finish is Yuki Tsunoda on 68 starts.

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