FIA reveals Formula 1 drivers' race numbers

FIA reveals Formula 1 drivers' race numbers

Formula 1

FIA reveals Formula 1 drivers' race numbers


Formula 1’s drivers have now been issued with their permanent race numbers, after the FIA confirmed the entry list for the 2014 season.

As part of an effort to improve the marketing nature of the sport, the teams and the FIA agreed at the end of last year that drivers would now be assigned with numbers that they will carry throughout their entire careers.

Drivers had to lodge a request with the FIA for their preferred numbers,with any clashes going in favor of the driver that finished further ahead in the world championship.

With drivers having been informed of their numbers over the course of this week, the FIA has now issued the full entry list for the 2014 F1 championship.

World champion Sebastian Vettel will have #1 this season, but has chosen #5 as his race number and will switch to it when he is no longer champion.

Pastor Maldonado has elected to bring the #13 back to F1, even though it is traditionally viewed as unlucky, while Nico Hulkenberg will race with the #27 made famous by Gilles Villeneuve.

2014 F1 entry list so far in numerical order:#   Driver             Team/Car1   Sebastian Vettel   Red Bull-Renault3   Daniel Ricciardo   Red Bull-Renault6   Nico Rosberg       Mercedes7   Kimi Raikkonen     Ferrari8   Romain Grosjean    Lotus-Renault11  Sergio Perez       Force India-Mercedes13  Pastor Maldonado   Lotus-Renault14  Fernando Alonso    Ferrari17  Jules Bianchi      Marussia-Ferrari19  Felipe Massa       Williams-Mercedes20  Kevin Magnussen    McLaren-Mercedes21  Esteban Gutierrez  Sauber-Ferrari22  Jenson Button      McLaren-Mercedes25  Jean-Eric Vergne   Toro Rosso-Renault26  Daniil Kvyat       Toro Rosso-Renault27  Nico Hulkenberg    Force India-Mercedes44  Lewis Hamilton     Mercedes77  Valtteri Bottas    Williams-Mercedes99  Adrian Sutil       Sauber-Ferrari