Securing a podium place in a Formula 1 task is not an easy job and requires tremendous skill, combined with an excellent racing machine. However, getting on the podium and falling agonisingly short of a race win is surely disappointing.
The sorrow is only compounded when the driver is consistent enough to get on the podium multiple times throughout his career but fails to secure a race win either due to his mistakes or due to the brilliance of his opponent.
Let us take a trip down the memory lane and look closer at the four drivers who were so close yet so far on multiple occasions, and could not convert a podium into a race win.
#4 Romain Grosjean - 10 Podiums
Romain Grosjean kicks off the list with ten podiums to his name. The French Formula 1 driver currently races for the Hass F1 team and is looking to secure his first podium under them.
Grosjean's comeback to Formula 1 in 2012, driving for the Lotus, after a disappointing first spell with Renault, changed his fortunes as he managed to secure three podiums that year. A brilliant third-place finish at Bahrain was his first podium while the second-place finish at the 2012 Canadian Grand Prix was his joint-best position in a Formula 1 race.
The following season, the Frenchman bettered his record and secured six podiums to his name, including a spectacular second place at the United States Grand Prix. Furthermore, that year, Grosjean took three consecutive third-place finishes. However, Grosjean form deteriorated since then, and only managed to secure one podium in the next four and a half years.
There is still a fair amount of racing to go in the 2018 season, and maybe, Romain Grosjean could secure the first win that has eluded him for years.