Vettel and Ricciardo pick their new permanent F1 numbers

Sebastian Vettel will by number 1 in 2014, but has chosen number 5 for future seasons.
Sebastian Vettel will by number 1 in 2014, but has chosen number 5 for future seasons.
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Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo has chosen number ‘3’ as his permanent racing number, and Sebastian Vettel has picked number ‘5’.

From 2014 onwards, drivers have been asked to pick numbers to carry with them for the rest of their F1 careers.

Vettel, as reigning world champion, will carry the number ‘1’ on his RB10 next season, but picked number ‘5’ as it was an old karting number, and the number he used when he won his first F1 title in 2010.

New team-mate Ricciardo said he chose ‘3’ because “it was my first ever number in karting and I was also a fan of (NASCAR driver) Dale Earnhardt.”