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