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Four more times he led races, but something always seemed to conspire against him being there when the flag fell, leaving him saddled with the horrible reputation of being the best F1 driver to never win a race. Andrea de Cesaris – Most consecutive non-finishes. In all honesty, he was pretty terrible. The intentional crash was done to improve the standings of his team-mate Fernando Alonso. Despite this, in he won the Spanish Grand Prix becoming the first Venezuelan to achieve the feat in F1, and in despite not finishing seven of the nineteen races, his incident record was relatively average. The question remains then, is Maldonado a bad driver?

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Over the course of the last three seasons, he has consistently claimed the unappealing crown of the most reprimanded driver on the grid and never finished above 15th in the Drivers’ Championship. Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

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This put him under the karthiekyan in the world and made him the first Indian Formula One driver. Narain was born in Coimbatore, a city in Tamil Nadu famous for breeding racers. The embarrassment was just too much for the team to take and a more seasoned driver, Franck Motagny, replaced him.

Dutch driver Christijan Albers is another name who would seem unfairly put on a list. Instead, Bourdais was let go after finishing nine Grand Prix weekends in Here is an onboard version. At the time of the fiasco of a race, Monteiro was heavily criticized for openly celebrating his first podium, while the other top-finishing racers Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello accepted their awards with light applauds and straight faces.


10 F1 Drivers Who Hold Unwanted Records

For some people recalling Karun and Naraiyan, it’s that they were both Indian. The most consecutive poles.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. He was selected by the French school after he proved his mettle by reaching the semi-final at the Pilote Elf Competition for Formula Renault cars in At South Africa, she spun six times in practice and qualified nine seconds slower than pole sitter Nigel Mansell.

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10 F1 Drivers Who Hold Unwanted Records

Bourdais was outperformed by his rookie team-mate, Sebastian Buemi, but not by much. More recently, Italian Luca Badoer holds the unfortunate record of being the driver worrst complete the most races without a single World Championship point to his name.

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. That’s definitely not true. He dragged that shitty Jordan car to a legit points finish in a wet Spa and was usually the most impressive out of the backmarkers.

He competed twice although was someway off the pace of the rest of the field, most notably two seconds slower than team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. Narain Karthikeyan was that driver, his HRT coming home in 24th place, three laps down on winner Sebastian Vettel, in what was a thoroughly uneventful race.

Alongside fellow F1 has-been, Pedro de la Rosa, Karthikeyan failed to make any serious headway during the season and was even put aside after the eight first GPs of the season to allow Daniel Ricciardo to drive in his stead.

After he finished 10th in the Detroit Grand Prix, de Cesaris retired from the next 18 races he started until he finally recorded dorst eighth place finish at the Mexican Grand Prix – 16 months later! Now Vettel has broken kartjikeyan of records, but getting a penalty just six seconds into his F1 career is one that will probably never be beaten – unless someone does it on purpose, anyway.


January 14, Despite evidence of the year Old’s undoubted pace and financial backing from his home land, there are major questions about his competence in close wheel-to-wheel action. This site uses cookies. However, once the team was bought out and became Force India the following season, Sakon was again out of a job. Ernst Loof – Shortest distance covered.

He had just one season in F1 and couldn’t manage better than 4th in a 6 car race. Karthikeyan took part in three, and finished in last place in two of them. Narain is the first Indian racer who has competed in the world class Formula One racing and made India proud. He was okay, a pioneer, but nothing special. Instead, I decided that I would look back from the past 10 years and choose whom I thought were the worst drivers to have driven during this period in F1s.

Langes also disappeared from the sport, taking with him the unenviable record of 14 Grand Prix entries and no starts. He was unlucky enough to drive for three terrible F1 teams two of which were technically the same team — but nothing quite tops the way Mr.