Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2013

FIA confirms 2014 entry list and driver numbers

2014 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

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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  1. Pablo Elizalde ‏@EliGP 6m
    Raikkonen is super excited about his number: “It’s the number I already had last year and I saw no reason to change it.”

    1. ha ha brilliant :)

  2. No one chose 69 ?

    1. No, because they are not fifteen year-olds. Or Nicky Hayden.

  3. [6] Nico Rosberg inherited his father Keke’s 1982 championship number, which Keke held in ’82, ’84, ’85.

    [13] Maldonado choosing to break the superstition, this number has only been involved 3 times in Formula 1 so far.
    Mauritz von Strachwitz was entered into 1953 German GP but did not show up. It was his only involvement with F1. Moises Solana raced his first race in a car no. 13 in the 1963 Mexican GP, classifying 11th with expired engine 7 laps down. Also in her first F1 entry; Davina Galica entered the 1976 British GP in a car no. 13, but had a DNQ.

    Vettel and Button choosing their (first) championship car numbers, [5] and [22].

  4. Seems Lewis choice of #44 could be due him racing with that number in his karting days.

  5. Two observations:

    Maldonado should have chosen 10: 10 place grid penalty, 10 second stop-go penalty…

    Alonso’s number is 2x Kimi’s number because Alonso always doubled Massa’s points tally.

    Zero wasn’t offered as an option? That’s disappointing. Or are they reserving it for a Hill family member to revive in the future?

    1. They could wait for a long time, since Josh Hill quit racing last year.

    2. Alonso’s number is 2x Kimi’s number because Alonso always doubled Massa’s points tally.

      Will never understand this

  6. haha! maldonado will not help the argument for non-superstiious people…out of all the people to choose it!

  7. Great Pastor, really have “Cojones”. !!! To Win!!!

  8. Chris (@tophercheese21)
    11th January 2014, 2:41

    I’d have chosen 42.

    Because it’s the meaning of life.

    1. I’d have chosen 42.

      Because in a past life, I was an overweight Colombian NASCAR driver.

      1. In all seriousness, I probably would have chosen #53, the number my dad and all of his brothers used when they were amateur rally drivers.

  9. Lots of people are approving of Maldonado taking #13.

    Allow me to ruin all that by pointing out that Antonio Felix da Costa wanted it first …

    1. At least someone has it, I guess.

  10. Er…what’s Chilton doing in the official entry list?

    1. @wsrgo – Driving, I assume. Autosport seem to think that a deal has been done between Chilton and the team, but it simply hasn’t been announced. However, the team appears to have submitted the paperwork for his entry regardless, and the FIA has gone ahead and published it.

  11. I’m surprised no one has gone for number 95. There are a lot children out there who love Lightning McQueen. Disney make billions of $$ each year from “Cars”. Done properly, it could be a way to finance your way up the grid.

    1. @kazinho – They would need backing from Disney Pixar before they could start using the number in that context. If they tried to use it without Disney’s consent, they might be liable for violation of intellectual property rights.

      Besides, the overwhelming majority of drivers have chosen numbers that are significant to them and their careers. Valtteri Bottas is the only one who has used a number for marketing purposes, and I think you will find that if any driver chose a number to build a brand around it, then they could do that on their own. They would not need a number like 95 to do it. After all, the number 46 was just a number before Valentino Rossi adopted it.

  12. This is a very sad moment for me as I’ve been hoping for a #0 situation for a very long time (Alain Prost chose #2 in ’93 season after Mansell’s retirement and added “I don’t want to be a zero”).

    +1 for Pastor

    1. Damon Hill was #0 in ’93 & ’94 seasons.

  13. I like the numbers change. Plus, and many people have forgotten or didn’t realize this, it makes it much more likely that drivers will not be prohibited from changing helmets from race to race. Only a few do it, nb Vettel, but it can be fun, not to mention how annoying a regulation of this would be. There was talk of keeping helmets unchanged in order to help fans identify drivers, so this ought to ameliorate that concern.

  14. #88 for me, due to that being the year Senna won his first WDC.

  15. kimi won the championship in 2007 with ferrari, so he kept no.7…..alonso wants to do the same in 2014, so 14!!

  16. Magnussen has my personal favourite number, so I’m now supporting him permanently!

  17. You will find that Hamilton shot to fame winning the Champions of the Future series in his junior career with the No 44 and he’s had a phenomenal career since then so makes perfect sense to choose No.44

  18. In my opinion, if F1 wants to help fans to identify their supported drivers, they shouldn’t allow drivers to change helmet design from race to race. Who can forget Senna’s or de Angelis’ helmet? Career numbers it’s a silly rule. What would have happened in ’93, when Prost returned from his sabbatical, and some rookie of the ’92 season would have chosen “Prost’s” number? If they wanted more permanent numbers, they should re-establish the 1974-1995 numbering system.

    1. Or they will establish retired numbers? When Vettel, a legend, retires from F1, #5 will be retired?
      Or a legend’s number will be used by someone like Sakon Yamamoto?

  19. Even when it comes to choosing numbers, Max Chilton is the slowest!

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