Gallery: Most F1 starts without a podium

Nico Hulkenberg holds the unwanted record of starting most Formula 1 races without a podium. Here are 19 others drivers who are part of the list.

20. Sebastien Buemi. 55 races (2009-2011). Best result - 7th (Australia 2009, Brazil 2009))

20.  Sebastien Buemi. 55 races (2009-2011). Best result - 7th (Australia 2009, Brazil 2009))
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19.  Alex Caffi. 56 races (1986-1992). Best result - fourth (Monaco 1989)

19.  Alex Caffi. 56 races (1986-1992). Best result - fourth (Monaco 1989)
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18.  Arturo Merzario. 57 races (1972-1979). Best result - fourth (Brazil 1973, Italy 1973, South Africa 1974)

18.  Arturo Merzario. 57 races (1972-1979). Best result - fourth (Brazil 1973, Italy 1973, South Africa 1974)
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17.  Jean-Eric Vergne. 58 races. (2012-2014). Best result - sixth (Canada 2013, Singapore 2014)

17.  Jean-Eric Vergne. 58 races. (2012-2014). Best result - sixth (Canada 2013, Singapore 2014)
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16.  Paul di Resta. 59 races (2011-2013, 2017). Best result - fourth (Singapore 2012 and Bahrain 2013)

16.  Paul di Resta. 59 races (2011-2013, 2017). Best result - fourth (Singapore 2012 and Bahrain 2013)
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15.  Esteban Gutierrez. 59 races (2013-2014, 2016). Best result - seventh Japan 2013)

15.  Esteban Gutierrez. 59 races (2013-2014, 2016). Best result - seventh Japan 2013)
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14.  Erik Comas. 59 races (1991-1994). Best result - fifth (France 1992)

14.  Erik Comas. 59 races (1991-1994). Best result - fifth (France 1992)
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13. Carlos Sainz Jr. 63 races (2015-present). Best result - fourth (Singapore 2017)

13. Carlos Sainz Jr. 63 races (2015-present). Best result - fourth (Singapore 2017)
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12.  Satoru Nakajima (1987-1991). Best result - fourth (Britain 1987, Australia 1989)

12.  Satoru Nakajima (1987-1991). Best result - fourth (Britain 1987, Australia 1989)
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11.  Piercarlo Ghinzani. 76 races (1981, 1983-1989). Best result - fifth (Dallas 1984)

11.  Piercarlo Ghinzani. 76 races (1981, 1983-1989). Best result - fifth (Dallas 1984)
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10.  Marcus Ericsson. 79 races (2014-present). Best result - eighth (Australia 2015)

10.  Marcus Ericsson. 79 races (2014-present). Best result - eighth (Australia 2015)
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9.  Vitantonio Liuzzi. 80 races (2005-2007, 2009-2011). Best result - sixth (China 2007, Korea 2010)

9.  Vitantonio Liuzzi. 80 races (2005-2007, 2009-2011). Best result - sixth (China 2007, Korea 2010)
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8.  Mark Zurrr. 81 races (1979-1986). Best result - fourth (Brazil 1981, Italy 1985).

8.  Mark Zurrr. 81 races (1979-1986). Best result - fourth (Brazil 1981, Italy 1985).
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7. Jonahatan Palmer. 83 races (1983-1989). Best result - fourth (Australia 1987)

7.  Jonahatan Palmer. 83 races (1983-1989). Best result - fourth (Australia 1987)
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6.  Ukiyo Katayama. 95 races (1992-1997). Best result - fifth (Brazil 1994, Imola 1994)

6.  Ukiyo Katayama. 95 races (1992-1997). Best result - fifth (Brazil 1994, Imola 1994)
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5. Pedro Diniz. 98 races (1995-2000. Best result - fifth (Luxembourg 1997, Belgium 1998)

5. Pedro Diniz. 98 races (1995-2000. Best result - fifth (Luxembourg 1997, Belgium 1998)
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4.   Philippe Alliot. 109 races (1984-1990, 1993-1994). Best result - fifth (1993 San Marino GP)

4.   Philippe Alliot. 109 races (1984-1990, 1993-1994). Best result - fifth (1993 San Marino GP)
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3.  Pierluigi Martini. 118 races. (1984-1985, 1988-1995). Best result - fourth (San Marino 1991, Portugal 1991).

3.  Pierluigi Martini. 118 races. (1984-1985, 1988-1995). Best result - fourth (San Marino 1991, Portugal 1991).
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2.  Adrian Sutil. 128 races (2006-2011, 2013-2014). Best result - fourth (Italy - 2009)

2.  Adrian Sutil. 128 races (2006-2011, 2013-2014). Best result - fourth (Italy - 2009)
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1.  Nico Hulkenberg. 138 races (2010, 2012-present). Best result - fourth (Belgium 2012, Korea 2013, Belgium 2016)

1.  Nico Hulkenberg. 138 races (2010, 2012-present). Best result - fourth (Belgium 2012, Korea 2013, Belgium 2016)
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Series Formula 1
Drivers Philippe Alliot , Satoru Nakajima , Pierluigi Martini , Piercarlo Ghinzani , Jonathan Palmer , Ukyo Katayama , Erik Comas , Alex Caffi , Vitantonio Liuzzi , Paul di Resta , Marc Surer , Adrian Sutil , Sébastien Buemi , Arturo Merzario , Nico Hulkenberg , Esteban Gutierrez , Marcus Ericsson , Jean-Eric Vergne , Carlos Sainz Jr. , Pedro Diniz
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