The Hulk does it - clinches new historic F1 record!

Nico Hulkenberg is now the sole owner of one of Formula 1's least enviable records: the German has started 129 races without achieving a podium finish!

Hulkenberg welcomed the milestone which he previously shared with countryman Adrian Sutil.

"The Sutil era has finished and the Hulkenberg era begins," joked the Renault driver.ย 

"Iโ€™ve had to wait a long time and work really hard to get to this point to finally get this title off of Adrian and be the recorder holder."

As a reminder, Hulkenberg started his F1 career in 2010 with Williams, and even achieved a pole position that year for the Grove-based outfit, in Brazil.

His closest encounter with a podium finish, or indeed an outright win, also came in Brazil in 2012 when the German, driving for Force India, led for almost 30 laps before a mistake enabled Lewis Hamilton to take command.