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Drivers: Their Alternative Numbers

Saturday 21-December-2013 10:50

The land-grab for driver numbers is under way with Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Nico Rosberg, Valtteri Bottas, Sergio Perez and Jean-Eric Vergne all revealing the numbers they'd like to run next year.

Alonso wants No.14 because he was World Karting Champ at 14, on July 14, with Kart No.14. Should they not get their first choice, PF1 has come up with some alternatives...

Lewis Hamilton - 8
The age difference between himself and Nicole (gossip mongers are suggesting a New Year engagement)

Kimi Raikkonen - 99
His favourite ice cream

Sebastian Vettel - 9
For when he's not carrying the World Champion's No.1. This will be the number of World Championships he'll end up with

Adrian Sutil - 18
The number of months he got as a suspended sentence for assault

Sergei Sirotkin - 19
The age when he'll make his grand prix debut. Or, 21, the age of his retirement

Pastor Maldonado - 17
The millions of dollars his Venezuelan backers chuck at the team he's driving for

Fernando Alonso - 12
The number of months left that he'll be remaining with Ferrari

Nico Rosberg - 6
The number of marriage proposals Nico gets every week - not all from women

Felipe Massa - 2
The world's longest-serving No.2 driver

Romain Grosjean - 13
Romain has transformed his reputation in one season, so now he has the confidence to take on the number feared by F1 drivers over the ages

Sergio Perez - 10
The number of times Sergio qualified in front of Jenson Button last season

Nico Hulkenberg - 48
The number of calories Nico is allowed every day until he gets down to the ridiculous target weight demanded by the 2014 regulations

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