Tag: Nico Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg is a German racing driver who is currently set to compete for Haas in Formula 1 in 2023. Hulkenberg was born in Emmerich am Rhein, West Germany to Klaus Dieter & Susanne Hulkenberg, on August 19, 1987. At 35, he’ll be the third oldest driver on the grid in 2023, behind Lewis Hamilton (and Fernando Alonso). The careers of both drivers have some notable contrasts – particularly in the number of podium finishes.

When did Nico Hulkenberg join Formula 1?

Nico Hulkenberg made his Formula 1 debut all the way back at the 2010 season opener in Bahrain, for Williams. Unfortunately, he did convince the team enough to be retained for 2011. He was picked up by Force India in 2011, where he served as the Test/Reserve Driver. In 2012, he was promoted to the main seat, partnering Paul di Resta. He would stay at Force India until 2017 when he moved to Renault. After 2019, he lost his seat but now will make his return with Haas in 2023.

What are Nico Hulkenberg’s achievements?

Nico Hulkenberg has taken 1 pole position in his F1 career, at the 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix for Williams. However, apart from that, he’s unfortunately not had much joy in terms of podiums. In fact, he holds the record for the most race starts without a podium finish – currently, he’s at 181 race starts without a single top-three finish. However, he had a fairly decorated junior career, winning Formula 3 Euro in 2008, and GP2 in 2009, both with ART Grand Prix. Outside Formula 1, he’s also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans once, back in 2015.

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