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FIA reveals list of Formula One driver number picks

Jan 10, 2014, 1:22 PM EST

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One of the many changes going into 2014 is that Formula One drivers will be picking a number for the duration of their career, rather than going according to the previous year’s Constructor’s Championship.

The FIA has published a full list on Friday, confirming a few new picks in addition to the ones drivers have already revealed themselves via social media.

Of note, four-time defending World Champion Sebastian Vettel has picked No. 5 (the number he won his first title with, in 2010) for years he isn’t carrying the No. 1 as defending champion. Ferrari’s numbers are doubled from 7 (Kimi Raikkonen) to 14 (Fernando Alonso). The No. 27 makes a return with Nico Hulkenberg at Force India; the No. 13 is in play for Pastor Maldonado at Lotus; Toro Rosso has the only back-to-back numbers with Jean-Eric Vergne No. 25, Daniil Kyvat No. 26 and three numbers, 44 (Lewis Hamilton), 77 (Valtteri Bottas) and 99 (Adrian Sutil) are north of 27.

Max Chilton, interestingly, is also on the published list of drivers for Marussia, but the Briton has not yet been confirmed by the team to race for a second season.

Here’s the breakdown by team, according to order of finish in this year’s Constructor’s Championship:

Red Bull:    1-Sebastian Vettel, 3-Daniel Ricciardo
Mercedes:    6-Nico Rosberg, 44-Lewis Hamilton
Ferrari:     7-Kimi Raikkonen, 14-Fernando Alonso
Lotus:       8-Romain Grosjean, 13-Pastor Maldonado
McLaren:     20-Kevin Magnussen, 22-Jenson Button
Force India: 11-Sergio Perez, 27-Nico Hulkenberg
Sauber:      21-Esteban Gutierrez, 99-Adrian Sutil
Williams:    19-Felipe Massa, 77-Valtteri Bottas
Marussia:    17-Jules Bianchi, TBA-Max Chilton
Caterham:    TBA-Both Drivers

  1. testover6370 - Jan 10, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    I really like how Maldonado chose #13. Bad luck indeed.

    • redrock81 - Jan 11, 2014 at 9:15 AM

      I know! I laughed more than I should when I saw that…

      • worknman24hours - Jan 12, 2014 at 4:26 PM

        I hope Pastor wins many races next season with the ‘unlucky 13′ on his car.

        Go Maldonado!

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