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Hulkenberg sees Ricciardo as perfect benchmark

After eight seasons in F1, with Williams, Force India, Sauber and Renault, Nico Hulkenberg holds the unenviable record of having completed the most Grands Prix without making it to the podium. Currently on 157 races, the German is comfortably ahead of countryman Adrian Sutil (128), Pierluigi Martini (118) and Philippe Alliot (109). Renault executive director Marcin Budkowski, believes that this season, being partnered by Daniel Ricciardo, who has made it to the podium 29 times from 150 races, including 7 visits to the top step, will benefit Hulkenberg as he will have an ideal benchmark. 'I don't think Nico was resting on any laurels,' he tells Autosport. 'Carlos was a good push for him...
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