Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

STR duo opt for birth dates

Sunday 19th January 2014

Share:

STR duo opt for birth dates

STR duo opt for birth dates

New Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat has revealed his birthday is behind his number '26' in the Formula One Championship.

For the first time this season, the Formula One drivers have been handed permanent numbers with each driver getting to choose his own.

And while some have opted for iconic numbers in racing, the Toro Rosso drivers based theirs, 25 and 26, on their date of birth.

Explaining the choices, a short statement on the STR website read: "Why? Because the numbers correspond to their birthdates, JEV on 25th April and Daniil one day and a few years later on 26th April."

Kvyat added: "I also competed in my first karting event in Russia with that number.

"But there's not much history behind it and I'm looking forward to making something of that number as I start my F1 career."

Keeping Cool In Abu Dhabi

Editor's Picks

Gallery: Title Celebrations

Gallery: Title Celebrations

Lewis, his family and Mercedes all celebrated the Brit's 2014 Drivers' Championship success in Abu Dhabi...

Winners & Losers: Abu Dhabi

Winners & Losers: Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton finally achieved the points difference that all his 2014 performances have justified...

The 2014 Season In Numbers

The 2014 Season In Numbers

The Championships both went to Mercedes with Lewis Hamilton securing the drivers. But who finished P6? Find out...

NTF1News: Disney Movie

NTF1News: Disney Movie

Among news items this week, tales of the Honey Badger, plus Disney's new movie about the engine row - Un-Frozen...

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg kept his lock-ups to a minimum as Turn 4 came back to haunt Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos...