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2014 driver numbers

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Howard, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Howard

    Staff Emeritus | F1 Engineer Premium Member

    So, all the drivers are snapping up their driver numbers for their careers. A couple have mentioned what they want!

    Apparently they were told to choose three numbers, first, second and third choice. If two drivers have the same number, the one who finished higher in 2013 gets it.

    It seems 11 is pretty popular! :p

    Comment when somebody chooses their number and I'll edit it into the list.

    1* Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull-Renault

    3 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull-Renault

    44 Lewis Hamilton (GB) Mercedes

    6 Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes

    14 Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari

    7 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari

    8 Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus-Renault

    13 Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Lotus-Renault

    22 Jenson Button (GB) McLaren-Mercedes

    20 Kevin Magnussen (Den) McLaren-Mercedes

    27 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India-Mercedes

    11 Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India-Mercedes

    99 Adrian Sutil (Ger) Sauber-Ferrari

    21 Esteban Gutierrez (Mex) Sauber-Ferrari

    25 Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) Toro Rosso-Renault

    26 Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Toro Rosso-Renault

    19 Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams-Mercedes

    77 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams-Mercedes

    17 Jules Bianchi (Fra) Marussia-Ferrari

    TBA Max Chilton (GB) Marussia-Ferrari

    TBC Caterham-Renault

    TBC Caterham-Renault

    *Vettel has chosen to carry number one, as is his right as world champion, but has chosen 5 for the duration of his career
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  2. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Where did you find these out?
  3. Howard

    Staff Emeritus | F1 Engineer Premium Member

    Twitter mainly.
  4. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Cool. Hadn't seen them.
  5. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    What does JEV mean?
  6. Jean Eric Vergne

    I hope the Maldonator picks number 13. I can't think of a number that would suit him better.
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  7. Good finds, but I just wanted to ask, what is the point of F1 going NASCAR-style with these numbers and all?
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  8. Howard

    Staff Emeritus | F1 Engineer Premium Member

    It'll mainly be for administrative and marketing reasons.
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  9. Jimlaad43

    Nice apex, I'll take it! Premium Member

    Is there going to be a battle for 69. :roflmao::redface:
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  10. Huh. Okay.
  11. Think 13 will be avoided.
  12. TTupsi

    Premium Member

    I don't think so. For some 13 is a lucky number and there will definitely be some drivers in the future to choose it. IMO it has been ridiculous that 13 hasn't been in use in the past :D

    I think this is one of the nicer things FIA has come up for next year. The system works flawlessly in the American series and I think it only makes spectators' life easier when drivers can be easily distinguished from one another by their numbers. :thumbsup:
  13. The number 13 has actually been used in the past in Formula One, but is normally associated as unlucky, after the Delage Factory Team (in the pre-war era of Grand Prix racing) suffered two fatalities in a matter of months with their #13 car.

    Only 3 drivers have ever used the number 13 in Formula One:
    -Mauritz Von Strachwitz (1953). German Grand Prix. DNQ.
    -Moises Solana (BRM, 1963). Mexican Grand Prix. Classified as a finisher, despite his engine expiring 8 laps before the finish
    -Divina Galica (Surtees, 1976). British Grand Prix. DNQ.

    I would be surprised to see #13 in Formula One again, though it would be pretty cool. :D
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  14. Damn, I should have bet money on that :D
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  15. Classic Kimi. The story behind his #7 pick? "It's the number I already had last year and I saw no reason to change it."

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  16. I have the full list, courtesy of Sauber f1 team

    1 - Sebastian Vettel
    3 - Daniel Ricciardo
    6 - Nico Rosberg
    7 - Kimi Räikkönen
    8 - Romain Grosjean
    11 - Sergio Perez
    13 - Pastor Maldonado
    14 - Fernando Alonso
    17 - Jules Bianchi
    19 - Felipe Massa
    20 - Kevin Magnussen
    22 - Jenson Button
    25 - Jean-Eric Vergne
    26 - Daniil Kwjat
    27 - Nico Hülkenberg
    44 - Lewis Hamilton
    77 - Valtteri Bottas
    TBA - Max Chilton
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  17. No one picked 69? :p