The top 10 F1 drivers who haven't had it easy so far

F1Drivers.jpgIt happens that one might be so skilled but never take the trophy. That's true even in the F1 racing world…….So lets go on and find out which drivers are not so lucky. 

10. Adrian Sutil with 124 points. He was born on January 11, 1983. He has played for F1 for seven seasons, that is from 2007–2011, then 2013–2014. He has been pretty unlucky as his career was arguably dominated by off-track events. He had it pretty rough in the 2008 season, but despite that he helped Vijay Mallya rise to midfield contender. He pulled up a stunning performance in 2009 with a career-high P4 at Monza. The 2009-2011 seasons gave Aldrian consistency as Force India pushed up the pack, but soon after those wins, his career took a downfall. In 2011, he was charged with attacking Eric Lux, who was a former Lotus owner. He attacked him with a champagne bottle in a Shanghai nightclub. Later on with those charges hanging over his head, he was fined and given a suspended prison sentence. With all that happening, he missed out on a 2012 drive before heading back to Force India later that year. He moved to Sauber for the 2014 season but he lost his seat.

9. Kamui Kobayashi with 125 points. He was born on  September 13, 1986. He has previously competed in F1, FE, the GP2 Series and the GP2 Asia Series. 
Kobayashi had his best years in Sauber, finishing 12th in the Drivers’ Championship across all three consecutive seasons. He was never completely serious about race-winning contentions. In 2012, he came fourth at Suzuka and that was his career highlight.

8. Kevin Magnussen with 183 points. This Danish driver was born on October 5, 1992. His 183 points from 142 Grands Prix utterly describe a career crying out for points in the midfield. Additionally, more of the same is expected in 2023. He took 10 points for Haas in the in the Bahrain curtain-raiser, following a season on the sidelines. He added 15 points more in the successive 21 races.

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7. Lance Stroll with 194 points. Full name Lance Strulovitch, was born on October 29, 1998. He is a 1.82 m tall Canadian, his current teams being Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team and Racing Point F1 Team. He counts podiums and a pole position among his Formula 1 achievements, and he stands at 3 podiums. All he wants now is to win in order for him to shame his haters and doubters. Who knows….maybe 2023 has better in store for him. 

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Alex_albon.jpeg6. Alex Albon with 201 points. He is a Thai-British racing driver currently partaking in Formula One for Williams Racing. He was born on March 23, 1996. At 26 years old and having never taking any wins home, he, however, still has a lot of time and capability. Right in the middle of his amateur season, that was in 2019,  he was instantaneously asked to challenge Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton for wins. He was promoted from Toro Rosso for the final nine championship rounds. But, however, he struggled in Verstappen’s shadow. 

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5. Daniil Kvyat with 202 points. He was born on April 26, 1994. Also known as Torpedo, he has competed in Formula One between 2014–2017 and 2019–2020. In 2015 he upgraded to the senior Red Bull team and beat out Daniel Ricciardo after a hard season. During that tough season he came close to a win, taking second place….so close. 

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4. Nick Heidfeld with 259 points. No driver on this list can match Nick Heidfeld’s 13 Formula 1 podiums, more than any other driver who never tasted Grand Prix glory. In 2008 he came so close to a victory, at the Canadian Grand Prix. Although he did much better than both Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen, the powerhouse teams never came to recognize Heidfeld as they should have.  

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3. Romain Grosjean with 391 points. Full name Romain David Jeremie Grosjean is a Swiss -French driver. Grosjean podiumed 10 times across an 11-year F1 career. He came close to victory at the 2012 Canadian Grand Prix.  He had a strategy that greatly paid off, but just not enough, as he overtook Fernando Alonso to take second place. Hoever he came second, and was just 2.5 seconds behind Lewis Hamilton. His haul of points (132 points) in 2013 represented his best return in an F1 campaign. He was however beaten by Kimi Raikkonen, who happened to be his Lotus teammate. He has shifted to IndyCar and signed to a Lamborghini Hypercar programme in WEC for the year 2024.

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2. Lando Norris with 428 points. He is a  Belgian-British racing driver born on November 13, 1999. He currently competes in F1 with McLaren, racing under the British flag. He has won the MSA Formula championship (2015) and the Toyota Racing Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup (2016). He is just 23, but with 6 podium wins. However, he still hasn’t won a Grand Prix, though at the 2021 Russian Grand Prix, he came pretty close. 

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1. Nico Hulkenberg with 521 points. Born on  August 19, 1987 he is a German professional racer and yet at the top of the list with the most points but has never won a Grand Prix. He heads back to the grid for the year 2023, in the hope of changing the narrative. He is a former Renault driver and hence one of the most experienced in the game. The F1 star has never achieved a podium, despite him having started 181 Grands Prix since 2010. He has got some pretty good brilliant midfield drives, but unfortunately he has never driven a race-winning machine because everytime he's close to doing so, bad luck just overclouds him.

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