Nicolas "Nico" Hülkenberg (born 19 August 1987 in Emmerich am Rhein, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany) is a German racing driver who is currently driving for Racing Point. He started at Williams in 2010 where he scored his maiden pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix, then moved to Force India where he spent 2011 as a test driver before promotion to a race seat in 2012. During the race at 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix, he took his first fastest lap, and achieved another at the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix.

He moved to Sauber for a season in 2013, before in 2014, he returned to Force India, retaining his seat in 2015. In 2016, he got his second front row start, in Austria.

His permanent number in his F1 career is #27.

On 14th October 2016, it was announced that he signed for Renault for the 2017 season.[1] Following the 2019 season, he was replaced by Esteban Ocon at Renault.

After Sergio Pérez tested positive for COVID-19, he was announced to be his replacement at Racing Point for the 2020 British Grand Prix, while Perez was in self-isolation,[2] therefore Hulkenberg also took part at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.[3] He also drove in Lance Stroll's seat at the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix when Stroll fell unwell on qualifying day.[4][5]

Outside of F1, he won the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans.


Driving Style[edit | edit source]

Peter Windsor[edit | edit source]

In 2015, Windsor conducted a driving analysis of the different Formula One drivers' during February pre-season testing.[6] Windsor watched the drivers' as they entered and exited the highly technical corners of turns two and three of the Circuit de Catalunya.[6]

Hülkenberg was described as only "just getting the car as straight as possible."[6] Although the car would give a light "squiggle" of instability, he was not "rocking the car" in a way that would hamper his line through turn three.[6] Windsor thought that "for sure" that he was thinking ahead to the next corner.[6]

Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]

Formula One Record[edit | edit source]

Year Entrant Team WDC Pts WDC Pos. Report
2008 United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams-Cosworth Test Driver
2009 United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams-Toyota Test Driver
2010 United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams-Cosworth 22 14th Report
2011 India Force India F1 Team Force India-Mercedes Test Driver
2012 India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India-Mercedes 63 11th Report
2013 Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber-Ferrari 51 10th Report
2014 India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India-Mercedes 96 9th Report
2015 India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India-Mercedes 58 10th Report
2016 India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India-Mercedes 72 9th Report
2017 France Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault 43 10th Report
2018 France Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault 69 7th Report
2019 France Renault F1 Team Renault 37 14th Report
2020 United Kingdom BWT Racing Point F1 Team Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 10 15th Report

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

Correct as of the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix

Entries 182
Starts 179
Pole Positions 1
Front Row Starts 2
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 2
Points 521
Laps Raced 9219
Distance Raced 46754 km (29052 mi)
Races Led 3
Laps Led 43
Distance Led 194 km (121 mi)
Doubles 0
Hat-Tricks 0

Career Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Pts Pos
2010 Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 22 14th
14th Ret 10th 15th 16th Ret 17th 13th Ret 10th 13th 6th 14th 7th 10th Ret 10th 8th 16th
2011 Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of India.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Flag of Brazil.svg
C TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD
2012 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of India.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil.svg 63 11th
Ret 9th 15th 12th 10th 8th 12th 5th 12th 9th 11th 4th 21st 14th 7th 6th 8th Ret 8th 5th
2013 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of India.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil.svg 51 10th
DNS 8th 10th 12th 15th 11th Ret 10th 10th 11th 13th 5th 9th 4th 6th 19th 14th 6th 8th
2014 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 96 9th
6th 5th 5th 6th 10th 5th 5th 9th 8th 7th Ret 10th 12th 9th 8th 12th Ret 8th 6th  
2015 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 58 10th
7th 14th Ret 13th 15th 11th 8th 6th 7th Ret DNS 7th Ret 6th Ret Ret 7th 6th 7th
2016 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 72 9th
7th 15th 15th Ret Ret 6th 8th 9th 19th 7th 10th 7th 4th 10th Ret 8th 8th Ret 7th 7th 7th
2017 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 43 10th
11th 12th 9th 8th 6th Ret 8th Ret 13th 6th 17th 6th 13th Ret 16th Ret Ret Ret 10th 6th
2018 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 69 7th
7th 6th 6th Ret Ret 8th 7th 9th Ret 6th 5th 12th Ret 13th 10th 12th Ret 6th 6th Ret Ret
2019 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 37 14th
7th 17th Ret 14th 13th 13th 7th 8th 13th 10th Ret 12th 8th 5th 9th 10th DSQ 10th 9th 15th 12th
2020 Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Styria.png Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Tuscany.png Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Emilia-Romagna.png 10 15th
DNS 7th 8th


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

Notes[edit | edit source]

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2010 Teams and Drivers
Teams McLarenMercedesRed BullFerrariWilliamsRenaultForce IndiaToro RossoLotusHRTBMW SauberVirgin
Engines MercedesRenaultFerrariCosworth
Race Drivers Button • 2 Hamilton • 3 Schumacher • 4 Rosberg • 5 Vettel • 6 Webber • 7 Massa • 8 Alonso • 9 Barrichello • 10 Hülkenberg • 11 Kubica • 12 Petrov • 14 Sutil • 15 Liuzzi • 16 Buemi • 17 Alguersuari • 18 Trulli • 19 Kovalainen • 20 Chandhok • 20/21 Yamamoto • 20 Klien • 21 Senna • 22 De la Rosa • 22 Heidfeld • 23 Kobayashi • 24 Glock • 25 Di Grassi
Other Drivers Paffett • Hartley • Ricciardo • Coulthard • Fisichella • Badoer • Gené • Bottas • Tung • D'Ambrosio • Charouz • Di Resta • Fauzy • Soucek • Razia
2011 Teams and Drivers
Teams Red Bull • McLaren • Ferrari • Mercedes • Renault • Williams • Force India • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Lotus • HRT • Virgin
Engines Renault • Mercedes • Ferrari • Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel • 2 Webber • 3 Hamilton • 4 Button • 5 Alonso • 6 Massa • 7 Schumacher • 8 Rosberg • 9 Heidfeld • 9 Senna • 10 Petrov • 11 Barrichello • 12 Maldonado • 14 Sutil • 15 Di Resta • 16 Kobayashi • 17 Pérez • 17 De la Rosa • 18 Buemi • 19 Alguersuari • 20 Kovalainen • 21 Trulli • 21 Chandhok • 22 Karthikeyan • 22/23 Ricciardo • 23 Liuzzi • 24 Glock • 25 d'Ambrosio
Other Drivers Paffett • Fisichella • Bianchi • Gené • Davidson • Grosjean • Fauzy • Tung • Charouz • Bottas • Hülkenberg • Gutiérrez • Vergne • Razia • Valsecchi • Teixeira • Yamamoto • Wickens • Quaife-Hobbs
2012 Teams and Drivers
Teams Red Bull • McLaren • Ferrari • Mercedes • Lotus • Force India • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams • Caterham • HRT • Marussia
Engines Renault • Ferrari • Mercedes • Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel • 2 Webber • 3 Button • 4 Hamilton • 5 Alonso • 6 Massa • 7 Schumacher • 8 Rosberg • 9 Räikkönen • 10 Grosjean • d'Ambrosio • 11 di Resta • 12 Hülkenberg • 14 Kobayashi • 15 Pérez • 16 Ricciardo • 17 Vergne • 18 Maldonado • 19 Senna • 20 Kovalainen • 21 Petrov • 22 de la Rosa • 23 Karthikeyan • 24 Glock • Pic
Other Drivers Buemi • Paffett • Turvey • Gené • Rigon • Fisichella • Bird • Hartley • Korjus • Bianchi • Daly • Guttiérrez • Bottas • Wolff • van der Garde • Rossi • González • Clos • Ma • Liuzzi • Chilton • de Villota
2013 Teams and Drivers
Teams Red Bull • Ferrari • McLaren • Lotus • Mercedes • Sauber • Force India • Williams • Toro Rosso • Caterham • Marussia
Engines Renault • Ferrari • Mercedes • Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel • 2 Webber • 3 Alonso • 4 Massa • 5 Button • 6 Pérez • 7 Räikkönen • 7 Kovalainen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Rosberg • 10 Hamilton • 11 Hülkenberg • 12 Gutiérrez • 14 Di Resta • 15 Sutil • 16 Maldonado • 17 Bottas • 18 Vergne • 19 Ricciardo • 20 Pic • 21 Van der Garde • 22 Bianchi • 23 Chilton
Other Drivers Buemi • Félix da Costa • Sainz Jr. • Gené • De la Rosa • Rigon • Paffett • Turvey • Magnussen • d'Ambrosio • Prost • Valsecchi • Hartley • Bird • Frijns • Sato • Sirotkin • Rossiter • Calado • Wolff • Juncadella • Kyvat • Rossi • Ma • Stevens • Razia • González • Ellinas
2014 Teams and Drivers
Teams Caterham • Ferrari • Force India • Lotus • Marussia • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Mercedes • Renault
Drivers Vettel • 3 Ricciardo • 4 Chilton • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Kobayashi • 11 Pérez • 13 Maldonado • 14 Alonso • 17 Bianchi • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 21 Gutiérrez • 22 Button • 25 Vergne • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 44 Hamilton • 45 Lotterer • 46 Stevens • 77 Bottas • 99 Sutil
Other Drivers Buemi • De la Rosa • Félix da Costa • Frijns • Gené • Juncadella • Paffett • Rigon • Rossi • Sirotkin • Sørensen • Turvey • Van der Garde • Vandoorne • Wolff
2015 Teams and Drivers
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Lotus • Marussia • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault
Drivers Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 11 Pérez • 12 Nasr • 13 Maldonado • 14 Alonso • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 21 Gutiérrez • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Stevens • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 53 Rossi • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 98 Merhi
Other Drivers Buemi • Celis • Daruvala • De la Rosa • Félix da Costa • Fong • Gasly • Gutiérrez • Jordá • King • Leimer • Lynn • Marciello • Palmer • Pic • Prost • Rigon • Sutil • Turvey • Vandoorne • Vergne • Wehrlein • Wolff
2016 Teams and Drivers
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Haas • Manor • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Renault • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • TAG Heuer
Drivers Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 11 Pérez • 12 Nasr • 14 Alonso • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 21 Gutiérrez • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 30 Palmer • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 47 Vandoorne • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 88 Haryanto • 94 Wehrlein
Other Drivers Celis • di Resta • Fong • Fuoco • Gasly • Jordá • Kari • King • Leclerc • Lynn • Matsushita • Mazepin • Paffett • Rossi • Stroll • Turvey • Vandoorne • Vergne


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