Drivers with the most races before 1st win

F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
after sainz won british GP, i saw a stat about the top 5 & i was interested in the fact that when i researched further the 15 most expierenced drivers with the most races before 1st win they are relatively from what you call the modern era the top 8 are all from last 20 years, 12 of the last 15 are from last 25 years. is there a reason why people are winning 1st grand prix further into their career than they did in the 70's & 80's. is it
  • more strength in depth in the grid & the grid is more competitive than it was, as more drivers are capable of winning a race given the correct equipment. midfield drivers of last 20 years are better than midfield drivers of Brundle, De Cesaris, Warwick who had 150-200 races
  • the grid is less competitive & there are less race winning seats as there used to be, so drivers have to wait longer
  • Is that there are more races in a season so 100 races that would normally 7 seasons now only takes 5 seasons

    (drivers in bold are the drivers that held the record for most starts without a win)
1) Sergio Perez - 190 - 2020 Sakhir GP
2) Carlos Sainz - 150 - 2022 British GP
3) Mark Webber - 130 - 2009 German GP
4) Rubens Barrichello - 124 - 2000 German GP

5) Jarno Trulli - 117 - 2004 Monaco GP
6) Jenson Button - 113 - 2006 Hungarian GP
7) Nico Rosberg - 111 - 2012 Chinese GP
8) Giancarlo Fisichella - 110 - 2003 Brazilian GP
9) Mika Hakkinen - 96 - 1997 European GP
10) Thierry Boutsen - 95 - 1989 Hungarian GP

11) Jean Alesi - 91 - 1995 Canadian GP
12=) Eddie Irvine - 81 - 1999 Australian GP
12=) Valtteri Bottas - 81 - 2017 Russian GP
14) Esteban Ocon - 78 - 2021 Hungarian GP
15) Nigel Mansell - 72 - 1985 European GP
 
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