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What is the record for races played without winning in Formula 1?

earn on Formula 1 It is the ultimate goal of every rider in the category. Compete to be the best, the fastest and the rival to beat. However, thi


earn on Formula 1 It is the ultimate goal of every rider in the category. Compete to be the best, the fastest and the rival to beat. However, this is not a fair competition or one that benefits those who make the most effort, but rather those with the best single-seaters and performance.

Of the 771 pilots that they have disputed at least one race in F1, only 112 have achieved at least one scoring victory in the World Championship. That leaves nearly 84% of runners without knowing what it feels like cross the finish line in first position.

At the beginning of 2022 there were several who were in a position to know that feeling for the first time. names like Lando NorrisGeorge Russell either Carlos Sainz they aspired to join a list of memorable figures. The latter, in particular, finally broke the hex after getting very close on several occasions. At the 2022 British Grand Prix he took pole on Saturday and took victory on Sunday in his 150th GP.

What is the record for races played without winning in Formula 1? The drivers who participated in the most Grand Prix without obtaining a victory

The pilot who holds the record for more races disputed without winning it is Andrea de Cesaris, with 208. The Italian spent a good part of his career in uncompetitive teams such as Minardi, Rial or Brabham, something that led him to add many dropouts despite accumulating 5 podiums.

Behind him are two Germans, Nick Heidfeld and Nico Hulkenberg. The former had a few opportunities to score a win with BMW Sauber, but never had fortune on his side. Like his compatriot, who holds the record for most races without getting a podium. A Hulkenberg who never had a competitive single-seater that would allow him to win or options to do so through fortune.

This is the full list.

Pos.
Pilot
races played
best result

1 Andrea de Cesaris 208 2nd

2 Nick Heidfeld 183 2nd

3 Nico Hulkenberg 181 4th

4 Romain Grosjean 179 2nd

5 Martin Brundle 158 2nd

6 Derek Warwick 147 2nd

7 Jean-Pierre Jarier 134 3rd

8 Eddie Cheever 132 2nd

9 Adrian Subtle 128 4th

10 Kevin Magnussen 128 2nd