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

  1. A lot of “low” common number in F1 is on the list. If it was me, I’d pick a high one like Hamilton, Bottas and Sutil did – repeating numbers.

    Come on, Pastor!
    Is that your first choice? Anyway, that’s bold. Especially from you.

  2. Neel Jani (@neelv27) said on 10th January 2014, 18:46

    Don’t know about you but on reading Maldonado choosing #13, I had a short burst of laughter.

  3. Almost a third of all the numbers are in the 20’s…

  4. NickF12013 (@nickf12013) said on 10th January 2014, 18:49

    - Nobody picked #2. Fair enough actually
    – Fantastic choice by Pastor
    – #11 for Perez. Does that have anything to do with his many P11 finishes?
    – Torro Rosso with consecutive numbers. Is this a coincidence or just another PR bs by Red Bull?
    – VAL77ERI BO77AS!!!

  5. Magnificent Geoffrey (@magnificent-geoffrey) said on 10th January 2014, 18:50

    Oh. Alonso’s taken my favourite number…

  6. bull mello (@bullmello) said on 10th January 2014, 18:55

    7, 17, 27 – not a numerologist, but appreciate the synchronicity.

    13 – ouch, but somewhat fitting.

  7. FOM Fan (@) said on 10th January 2014, 18:56

    I wonder if Sutil is hoping for a commercial tie-up in Britain with a well known ice-cream over the summer months? ;)

  8. Yud (@yud77) said on 10th January 2014, 19:01

    Numbers reflect personality :
    vettlel 1(obvious)

    Pastor Maldonado 13 (Hilarious)

  9. PieLighter (@pielighter) said on 10th January 2014, 19:03

    I have gained some respect for Maldonado, purely for having the stones to go against convention and take #13.

  10. Tom (@tayoma) said on 10th January 2014, 19:04

    Some good choices there, Bo77as is the stand out one along with Hulk getting the #27 of course and nice to see how many drivers got the numbers they wanted. Some may not be “interesting” to us but mean something to them (eg Hamilton/Rosberg/Alonso). Hope Bianchi isn’t too miffed though… I wonder if 17 means something to him?

    Now let’s just they’re nice & big on the cars!

  11. Chad (@chaddy) said on 10th January 2014, 19:08

    Does 13 have the same connotation in Venezuela as it does seemingly everywhere else? I assume yes, but it’d be nice to have confirmation from someone who knows what he’s talking about.

    What is the significance of 27?

    • It’s a number that was used by Ferrari for many years. A lot of people associate it with Gilles Villeneuve but as Keith tweeted earlier he actually used 12 more. Ayrton Senna also took that number to the world title in 1990.

    • luigismen (@luigismen) said on 10th January 2014, 22:53

      Yes, 13 does have the same connotation in Venezuela. But, for sports, the number 13 is a very historic and succesful number. Mostly in Baseball.
      So, for us it is a common and good choice, not an unlucky number.

    • Nene_YVoVE said on 11th January 2014, 0:02

      I Think number 13 has the same meaning in many countries, representing bad luck. But here in Venezuela, the number 13 has been used successfully by many baseball players in Mayor League Baseball, all of them playing Short-Stop (Baseball is the most popular sport in Venezuela). Luis Aparicio (Hall of fame), David Concepcion (5 golden gloves, Member of the best team of Cincinnati Reds), Ozzie Guillen (golden glove and World Series Champion as manager) and Omar Vizquel (11 golden gloves and future Hall of Fame), all of them used number 13 in MLB. Maybe Pastor wants to be some kind of F1 Daredevil, but taking 13 for sure represents some of the glory of these venezuelan sportsmen, maybe the most successful in our country in terms of achievements.

  12. I thought Seb would take 23 after Michael Jordan )))

  13. Spawinte (@spawinte) said on 10th January 2014, 19:21

    Nobody taking 0? Or was it not an option?

  14. I’m surprised nobody has chosen 4, 10 or 12 really…

  15. Michael Brown (@) said on 10th January 2014, 19:40

    I wonder if Codemasters will allow players to pick their own numbers in F1 2014?

    Nah, too much work.

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