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FIA announces F1 drivers' permanent numbers
Friday 10th January 2014, 18:19 by TF1T Staff
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The FIA has confirmed which numbers each driver will use throughout their Formula 1 career as part of a new regulation introduced for the 2014 season.
Drivers had to submit three choices to the FIA before Christmas. If two (or more) drivers chose the same number, the highest ranked in the championship took their first choice, whilst the second driver takes their second choice, and so on.
They could choose between 2 and 99. With the number 1 being reserved for the champion. In this case, Sebastian Vettel will have the choice between number 1 or his chosen permanent number of 5.
Adrian Sutil chose the highest possible number, 99.
# No. Driver Team Engine 01 1* S. Vettel Red Bull Racing Renault 02 3 D. Ricciardo Red Bull Racing Renault 03 44 L. Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 04 6 N. Rosberg Mercedes Mercedes 05 14 F. Alonso Ferrari Ferrari 06 7 K. Raikkonen Ferrari Ferrari 07 8 R. Grosjean Lotus Renault 08 13 P. Maldonado Lotus Renault 09 22 J. Button McLaren Mercedes 10 20 K. Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 11 27 N. Hulkenberg Force India Mercedes 12 11 S. Perez Force India Mercedes 13 99 A. Sutil Sauber Ferrari 14 21 E. Gutierrez Sauber Ferrari 14 25 J-E. Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso Renault 16 26 D. Kyvat Scuderia Toro Rosso Renault 17 19 F. Massa Williams Mercedes 18 77 V. Bottas Williams Mercedes 19 17 J. Bianchi Marussia Ferrari 20 4 M. Chilton Marussia Ferrari 21 10 K. Kobayashi Caterham Renault 22 9 M. Ericsson Caterham Renault* Vettel may use number '5' if he wishes.
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