Nico Hülkenberg info & statistics

Nico Hülkenberg info & stats
NameNico Hülkenberg
CountryGermany Germany
Place of BirthEmmerich am Rhein
Date of BirthAug 19th 1987 - 33 years old
First Race2010 Bahrain Grand Prix
Last Race2020 Eifel Grand Prix
First Pole2010 Brazilian Grand Prix
Last Pole2010 Brazilian Grand Prix
Best Result4th - (3 times)

Nico Hulkenberg races car number 26 for Renault

Nico Hülkenberg F1 Stats

Race Entries182
Race Starts180
Race Wins0
Pole Positions1 (0,5%)
Fastest Laps2 (1,1%)
Points Finishes97 (53,3%)
Retirements41 (22,5%)
Frontrow Starts2
Total Points521
Total Laps9.238

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Nico Hülkenberg Biography

Nico Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg

Since a stellar pole position in 2010, Nico Hulkenberg has been one of the most talked about talents in the sport, and he was, seemingly, destined for the top.

However, now 28, the German's career has stalled slightly as the big teams look for a mixture of proven experience and youthful promise.

Hulkenberg has a solid team in Force India, but it is starting to appear unlikely that he will make the move to one of the sport’s bigger outfits. His loss, is Force India’s gain.

Hulkenberg was one of the most highly-rated young drivers around, after he had success at every level of racing. He won the Formula BMW, Formula Three and GP2 championships, while he also lead Germany to victory in the A1 championship in 2006.

On the back of all his achievements Hulkenberg signed to partner Rubens Barrichello at Williams in 2010. After a poor start to his F1 career, he picked up strong points in Britain, Hungary, Italy and Singapore.

Despite being outscored by the vastly more experienced Barrichello, Hulkenberg showed his real class with a blistering pole position in the wet conditions in Brazil. It was Williams first pole position in over five years. A start saw him eventually fall away to finish 8th.

Despite such a strong finish to the campaign, Williams replaced Hulkenberg with Pastor Maldonado, a former team-mate of his from GP2, where Hulkenberg finished 64 points ahead. The Venezuelan was signed for his lucrative financial backing.

Nico Hulkenberg passes Jenson Button

Nico Hulkenberg passes Jenson Button (2012 Brazil)

Force India moved quickly to sign the German for the 2011 season, but only as a reserve driver. However, he was back in 2012, as he replaced Adrian Sutil to partner Paul di Resta.

After another mediocre start to the season in which he was upstaged by his team-mate in a poor car, Hulkenberg rediscovered his very best form as the Force India improved.

This was highlighted by his performance in Brazil, where he was on course to win before he crashed into the back of Lewis Hamilton.

He finished the season in 11th place in the championship with a total of 63 points. Di Resta, his highly rated team-mate, was 17 points adrift.

Hulkenberg's form was so good that he was tipped to replace Felipe Massa at Ferrari, but after the Brazilian signed a new deal, he opted for Sauber instead.

Many saw this as a sideways move but with Massa’s future uncertain beyond 2012, it was believed that the move to the Ferrari powered cars might ease any transition in the future.

Force India VJM08 launch

Force India VJM08 launch

That failed to happen, as Kimi Raikkonen was chosen instead and the German retuned to Force India.

By this time Hulkenberg was most of the most consistent performers on the grid and he showed that again, by finishing ninth in the standings and 37 points clear of Sergio Pérez, his new team-mate.

His season highlight came away from F1, as he became Le Mans champion.

If a top team doesn't gamble soon, a different form of racing may take Hulkenberg's fancy.

2016 was a very good season for Nico. The Force India VJM09 chassis fitted with the powerfull Mercedes PU was one of the quickest on the grid. Force India was even able to outperform the Williams this season. Nico wasn't that fortunate this season and had to retire because of several crashes and collisions. His team mate Perez did a lot better and scored 2 podiums. Nico was close to scoring a podium in Spa, were he finished 4th.

In 2017 Nico drove for Renault he didn't had a bad season, but as works driver you expect to be in front. That didn't happen this season. The Red Bull's with the same engine as Renault were over 1 second faster a lap.

This season team mate Jolyon Palmer couldn't get the best out of the car and had to make room for Spanish driver Carlos Sainz, who came from Toro Rosso and showed great athievements. This switch was quite good for Hulkenberg to up his game.

Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17.
Mexican Grand Prix, Saturday 28th October 2017. Mexico City, Mexico.

His best results in 2017 was 6th place, but he finished it 4 times in: Spain, Britain, Belgium and Abu Dhabi. He retired 7 times. Once because he hit the wall in Azerbaijan and 6! times with a technical problem.

On the 2017 championship drivers standings he ended up as 10th with 43 point He could have ended up a lot higher in table if his Renault RS17 was more reliable.

In 2018, the German spent a full season with Carlos Sainz as his teammate and was able to beat him by a close margin to lead the midfield in the WDC. Hulkenberg out-scored Sainz 69-53 and out-qualified him 12-9. His best result of 2018 was 5th position in his home Grand Prix in Germany.

For 2019, a new challenge was sitting in front of the German with Daniel Ricciardo moving to Renault from Red Bull. Despite starting the year with a strong showing at Melbourne, finishing 7th, Hulkenberg had a rough first half of 2019, scoring points only in three other occasions.

His worst day of the first half of 2019 happened in the worst place for him, his home Grand Prix at Hockenheim. After running in second place and being overtaken by the two Mercedes, Hulkenberg was running fourth and with a clear chance for his much-awaited first podium due to Lewis Hamilton's 5-second penalty, however, it all turned out badly for him after he lost his car in the last corner of the circuit and drove straight into the wall.

The Sound Of R.S.

Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault F1 Team RS19., 2019 Russian F1 GP at Sochi

In the intrateam battle against Ricciardo, Hulkenberg did not look great before 2019's summer break. The Australian out-scored him 22-17 and out-qualified him 9-3, which is an impressive number, given Hulkenberg has dominated his teammates in qualifying since 2013.

On the 29th of August of 2019, Renault announced Esteban Ocon as Ricciardo's teammate for 2020, in place of Hulkenberg. The German, then, was the favourite to replace Romain Grosjean at Haas since Guenther Steiner, the director of the American team, said that Grosjean and Hulkenberg were the two options to be Kevin Magnussen's teammate in 2020.

However, Haas confirmed Grosjean for 2020 on the 19th of September, which generated many doubts about Hulkenberg's future in F1.

After every seat available for 2020 was fully occupied, the reality of Hulkenberg not driving in F1 in 2020 hit the paddock. The German, however, ended the year with Renault with six point-scoring positions in the last nine races. In the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, he was voted as Driver of the Day by the fans of the pinnacle of motorsport in what was probably his last F1 race, although he said he did not feel it was.

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Nico Hulkenberg Helmets



Nico Hulkenberg F1 Cars



Nico Hülkenberg Final Championship Results



Nico Hülkenberg F1 Seasons Summary

YearTeamEngineGP1st2nd3rdPodPoleLapsFLAvg PtsPoints
2020 United Kingdom Racing Point Mercedes20000011205.0010
2019 France Renault Renault2100000118201.7637
2018 France Renault Renault210000094703.2969
2017 France Renault Renault200000097402.1543
2016 India Force India Mercedes2100000104313.4372
2015 India Force India Mercedes190000090203.0558
2014 India Force India Mercedes1900000103605.0596
2013 Switzerland Sauber Ferrari1800000104402.8351
2012 India Force India Mercedes2000000107513.1563
2010 United Kingdom Williams Cosworth190000192301.1622



Nico Hülkenberg F1 GP Race Classifications

4th3 Times
5th9 Times
6th20 Times
7th19 Times
8th19 Times
9th10 Times
10th17 Times
11th5 Times
12th11 Times
13th10 Times
14th6 Times
15th7 Times
16th3 Times
17th3 Times
19th1 Time
21st1 Time
DNF35 Times
DSQ1 Time
DNS2 Times


Nico Hülkenberg F1 GP Race Results

18220202020 Eifel Grand Prix result27Racing PointMercedes2084
18120202020 70th Anniversary GP result27Racing PointMercedes376
18020202020 British Grand Prix result27Racing PointMercedes13DNSPower unit0
17920192019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault9120
17820192019 Brazilian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault13150
17720192019 USA Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault1192
17620192019 Mexican Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault12101
17520192019 Japanese Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault15DSQ0
17420192019 Russian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault6101
17320192019 Singapore Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault892
17220192019 Italian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault6510
17120192019 Belgian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault1284
17020192019 Hungarian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault11120
16920192019 German Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault9DNFSpun off0
16820192019 British Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault10101
16720192019 Austrian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault15130
16620192019 French Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault1384
16520192019 Canadian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault776
16420192019 Monaco Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault11130
16320192019 Spanish Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault20130
16220192019 Azerbijan Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault15140
16120192019 Chinese Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault8DNFMGU-K0
16020192019 Bahrain Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault1717Power unit0
15920192019 Australian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault1176
15820182018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault10DNFCollision0
15720182018 Brazilian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault13DNFPower unit0
15620182018 Mexican Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault768
15520182018 USA Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault768
15420182018 Japanese Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault16DNFRear suspension0
15320182018 Russian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault12120
15220182018 Singapore Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault10101
15120182018 Italian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault20130
15020182018 Belgian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault18DNFCollision damage0
14920182018 Hungarian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault13120
14820182018 German Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault7510
14720182018 British Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault1168
14620182018 Austrian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault10DNFPower unit0
14520182018 French Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault1292
14420182018 Canadian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault776
14320182018 Monaco Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault1184
14220182018 Spanish Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault16DNFCollision Grosjean0
14120182018 Azerbijan Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault14DNFSpun off0
14020182018 Chinese Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault768
13920182018 Bahrain Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault768
13820182018 Australian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault776
13720172017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault768
13620172017 Brazilian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault7101
13520172017 Mexican Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault7DNFPower unit0
13420172017 USA Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault18DNFOil leak0
13320172017 Japanese Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault11DNFDRS failure0
13220172017 Malaysian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault8160
13120172017 Singapore Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault7DNFOil leak0
13020172017 Italian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault14130
12920172017 Belgian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault768
12820172017 Hungarian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault1217Brakes0
12720172017 British Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault568
12620172017 Austrian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault11130
12520172017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault13DNFAccident0
12420172017 Canadian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault1084
12320172017 Monaco Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault10DNFGearbox0
12220172017 Spanish Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault1368
12120172017 Russian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault884
12020172017 Bahrain Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault792
11920172017 Chinese Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault7120
11820172017 Australian Grand Prix result27RenaultRenault11110
11720162016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes776
11620162016 Brazilian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes876
11520162016 Mexican Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes576
11420162016 USA Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes7DNFCollision0
11320162016 Japanese Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes984
11220162016 Malaysian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes884
11120162016 Singapore Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes8DNFCrashed0
11020162016 Italian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes9101
10920162016 Belgian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes7412
10820162016 German Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes776
10720162016 Hungarian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes9101
10620162016 British Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes876
10520162016 Austrian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes219Brakes0
10420162016 Azerbaijan Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes1292
10320162016 Canadian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes984
10220162016 Monaco Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes568
10120162016 Spanish Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes11DNFEngine0
10020162016 Russian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes13DNFCrashed0
9920162016 Chinese Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes10150
9820162016 Bahrain Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes8150
9720162016 Australian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes1076
9620152015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes776
9520152015 Brazilian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes668
9420152015 Mexican Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes1076
9320152015 USA Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes6DNFCollision damage0
9220152015 Russian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes6DNFCollision Ericsson0
9120152015 Japanese Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes1168
9020152015 Singapore Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes11DNFCollision0
8920152015 Italian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes976
8820152015 Belgian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes11DNFPower unit0
8720152015 Hungarian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes11DNFFront wing0
8620152015 British Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes976
8520152015 Austrian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes568
8420152015 Canadian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes784
8320152015 Monaco Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes11110
8220152015 Spanish Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes15150
8120152015 Bahrain Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes8130
8020152015 Chinese Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes16DNFGearbox0
7920152015 Malaysian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes13140
7820152015 Australian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes1476
7720142014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes12616
7620142014 Brazilian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes1284
7520142014 USA Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes13DNFEngine0
7420142014 Russian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes17120
7320142014 Japanese Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes1484
7220142014 Singapore Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes1392
7120142014 Italian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes14120
7020142014 Belgian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes18101
6920142014 Hungarian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes9DNFSpun off0
6820142014 German Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes976
6720142014 British Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes484
6620142014 Austrian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes1092
6520142014 Canadian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes11510
6420142014 Monaco Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes11510
6320142014 Spanish Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes11101
6220142014 Chinese Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes868
6120142014 Bahrain Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes11510
6020142014 Malaysian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes7510
5920142014 Australian Grand Prix result27Force IndiaMercedes768
5820132013 Brazilian Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari1084
5720132013 USA Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari468
5620132013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari5140
5520132013 Indian Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari7DNFTechnical0
5420132013 Japanese Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari768
5320132013 Korean Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari7412
5220132013 Singapore Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari1192
5120132013 Italian Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari3510
5020132013 Belgian Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari11130
4920132013 Hungarian Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari12110
4820132013 German Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari10101
4720132013 British Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari14101
4620132013 Canadian Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari9DNFCollision damage0
4520132013 Monaco Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari11110
4420132013 Spanish Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari15150
4320132013 Bahrain Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari14120
4220132013 Chinese Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari10101
4120132013 Malaysian Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari1284
4020132013 Australian Grand Prix result11SauberFerrari11DNSFuel system0
3920122012 Brazilian Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes6510
3820122012 USA Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes684
3720122012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes10DNFCollision0
3620122012 Indian Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes1284
3520122012 Korean Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes868
3420122012 Japanese Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes1576
3320122012 Singapore Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes11140
3220122012 Italian Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes2421Suspension0
3120122012 Belgian Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes11412
3020122012 Hungarian Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes10110
2920122012 German Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes492
2820122012 British Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes14120
2720122012 European Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes8510
2620122012 Canadian Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes13120
2520122012 Monaco Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes1084
2420122012 Spanish Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes13101
2320122012 Bahrain Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes13120
2220122012 Chinese Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes16150
2120122012 Malaysian Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes1692
2020122012 Australian Grand Prix result12Force IndiaMercedes9DNFCollision damage0
1920102010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth15160
1820102010 Brazilian Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth184
1720102010 Korean Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth11101
1620102010 Japanese Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth9DNFCollision0
1520102010 Singapore Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth17101
1420102010 Italian Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth876
1320102010 Belgian Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth9140
1220102010 Hungarian Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth1068
1120102010 German Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth10130
1020102010 British Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth13101
920102010 European Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth8DNFExhaust0
820102010 Canadian Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth12130
720102010 Turkish Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth17170
620102010 Monaco Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth11DNFAccident0
520102010 Spanish Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth13160
420102010 Chinese Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth16150
320102010 Malaysian Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth5101
220102010 Australian Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth15DNFCollision0
120102010 Bahrain Grand Prix result10WilliamsCosworth13140



Nico Hülkenberg Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2010WilliamsRubens Barrichello6422470010613613
2012Force IndiaPaul di Resta44634600001191010
2013SauberEsteban Gutierrez475160000145181
2014Force IndiaSergio Pérez5396590000118118
2015Force IndiaSergio Pérez6358780000712109
2016Force IndiaSergio Pérez43721010000813129
2017RenaultCarlos Sainz Jr.679600002231
Jolyon Palmer663480000106151
2018RenaultCarlos Sainz Jr.55695300001011129
2019RenaultDaniel Ricciardo5437540000912714
2020Racing PointLance Stroll7661000000211
Sergio Pérez8441200000101



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