FIA confirms 2014 entry list and driver numbers

2014 F1 season

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2013The FIA has published a provisional entry list for the 2014 season including details of which numbers drivers have chosen.

Sebastian Vettel will continue to use the number one as the reigning world champion this year, and has chosen five as his career number.

New team mate Daniel Ricciardo will use number three, which Pastor Maldonado had expressed a preference for. Maldonado, who moves to Lotus this year, will instead use 13, which FIA had previously not allocated to drivers.

The FIA has provisionally listed Max Chilton as the occupant of the second Marussia, although his place is yet to be confirmed by the team. Caterham is the only other team yet to announce any drivers for the coming season.

Chosen number Driver Team
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari
7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
8 Romain Grosjean Lotus
13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus
22 Jenson Button McLaren
20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren
27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India
11 Sergio Perez Force India
99 Adrian Sutil Sauber
21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber
25 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso
26 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso
19 Felipe Massa Williams
77 Valtteri Bottas Williams
17 Jules Bianchi Marussia
TBA Max Chilton Marussia
TBA TBA Caterham
TBA TBA Caterham

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198 comments on FIA confirms 2014 entry list and driver numbers

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  1. Force Maikel (@force-maikel) said on 10th January 2014, 18:11

    I see what you did there Pastor…

  2. PhilEReid (@philereid) said on 10th January 2014, 18:13

    Big fan of Hulkenburg getting 27, very happy with that.
    Obviously Sutil just couldn’t be bothered so chose 99.
    13 for Maldonado makes me very happy, because it fits, but also there’s finally a 13 car.
    Bottas’s 77 is probably my favourite choice, just because it was chose solely on it being Bo77as.

  3. Ryan Williams (@ryanwilliams) said on 10th January 2014, 18:14

    Quite poetic that Williams get #19 and #77 seeing as 1977 was the first year a “Williams” F1 car appeared on an F1 grid

  4. Alec (@vonhoff) said on 10th January 2014, 18:15

    Highly appropriate number for Crashtor….

  5. Philippe (@philippe) said on 10th January 2014, 18:18

    Great choise for Hulk ! (27)
    Also very nice to see Seb and Jenson chosing numbers they’ve won titles with.

  6. xivizmath (@xivizmath) said on 10th January 2014, 18:18

    Good job Pastor.

  7. I guess 5 for Vettel has to do with the “V” on his last name, so it looks good.

  8. Swindle94 said on 10th January 2014, 18:25

    Are kimi and grosjean so boring that they can’t change numbers from last year? But seriously, how is kimi not 69?

    • I think that Grosjean’s choice of No. 8 reflects the fact that he originally used No. 8 when he first drove for Renault in 2009 – it just so happens that, by coincidence, he had the same number in 2013 that he had in 2009.

    • Brilliant mate! XD

    • Patrick (@paeschli) said on 10th January 2014, 22:07

      Kimi confirmed on the official Ferrari website he was too lazy to pick a new number :)

    • Wozniyak said on 11th January 2014, 0:53

      Kimi’s got the best number he will probably get ferrari to put it on the car 4 times like this 7777 then he’ll be able to drive at lightspeed and probably win the championship by a billion points. Ferrari will still manage to loose the constructors though.

  9. celler (@celler) said on 10th January 2014, 18:27

    First impressions:
    – Nobody wants to be driver #2
    – Vettel # 5 Red bull = Red Five
    – Valtieri Bo77as
    – Hulk #27, future Ferrari ride?
    – Toro Rosso’s only team with consecutive numbers
    – Gutierrez’ grid position
    – Maldonado makes his own luck

  10. Bullfrog (@bullfrog) said on 10th January 2014, 18:28

    i asked for 7,27 and 77. We will see what i will get …

    Unlucky, Jules. 27 was nabbed by an even more nailed-on future Ferrari driver! Really pleased to see it go to HĂĽlkenberg.

  11. marcus (@wombat1m) said on 10th January 2014, 18:34

    Hamilton obviously not looking to have many Chinese fans – 4 in Chinese language sounds like the word for death and therefore considered very unlucky. So for about a quarter of the world’s population he has chosen a number that mean “double death”.

    • If you dig a bit deeper into that you would realize that Alonso’s 14 is even worse. In the case of combining 1 and 4, the 1 comes out as “guaranteed” so Alonso’s number strictly means “guaranteed death”.

      However, it is not so easy to avoid all the Chinese unlucky numbers of: 1, 4, 5, 7, 13 (because 1+3=4) and very worst: 14. Also generally odd numbers are considered unlucky.

    • Oleg (@aleajactaest) said on 10th January 2014, 19:59

      So what? There are too many stupid superstitions in this world to care about.
      It sucks that Pastor chose #13, because he will probably crash into everyone again and there will be idiots blaming the number.

    • Wozniyak said on 11th January 2014, 0:57

      Hamiltons literaly means his name $$ 44

    • David not Coulthard (@) said on 11th January 2014, 5:20

      So for about a quarter of the world’s population he has chosen a number that mean “double death”.

      Most of which not really of F1 (I think)?

  12. Paul (@frankjaeger) said on 10th January 2014, 18:37

    Praying Kobayashi grabs a Caterham seat. Caterham have been reported saying they would enjoy an ‘experienced driver’ for one of their seats, suggesting either Kovalinen and Kobayashi realistically

    A confident, agile driver who I’d really love to see back in the sport.

  13. Deej92 (@deej92) said on 10th January 2014, 18:38

    Maldonado has a brilliant excuse to fall back on for every incident now! What a brilliant choice by him though.
    Bottas’ pick is also one of my favourites: Val77eri Bo77as.
    Hamilton’s is another one, which is a coincidence: I always liked 44 on a football shirt and my email contains 44.
    Hulkenberg with 27 seems to be the stand-out pick.
    Poor Bianchi though, having to settle for his 4th pick.

  14. dodge5847 (@dodge5847) said on 10th January 2014, 18:40

    Good pick by Jenson Button – 22, his driver number in 2009 when he drove for Brawn and became world champion

  15. Master firelee (@master-firelee) said on 10th January 2014, 18:42

    Well at least someone went for 17! Go Bianchi!

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