Do F1 drivers' careers go on too long?

Do F1 drivers' careers go on too long?

Seven of the most-prolific F1 starters of all time are on the current grid, with 11 of the 22 already past the 100-starts mark. A look back over the full history of the world championship helps answer the question being asked above

There was a time when a driver starting 200 grands prix was unthinkable, yet Nico Robserg hitting that milestone at the recent Singapore Grand Prix was a barely-remarked-upon footnote to the race weekend. Formula 1 careers go on too long nowadays, right?

It could be that 300 races - a milestone Jenson Button should become the third driver to hit at Sepang next weekend after Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher - soon becomes a more commonplace landmark, with Fernando Alonso next in the queue to reach it in 2018.

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