STR duo confirm their car numbers

Date published: December 13 2014

New Toro Rosso recruits Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr have confirmed their race car numbers for the 2015 season.

The rookie pair will make their debuts next year and 17-year-old Verstappen, who will become F1’s youngest ever driver when he gets into the cockpit in Australia, has opted for #33.

It’s a number that the Dutch youngster has used throughout his junior racing days.

“So guys I’m ready to announce my number for next season,” Verstappen said on Twitter. “Did take a while to decide but I have chosen it now.

“Since I was a young kid I was racing around with this number. So I thought it is nice to keep that in F1 aswell! [sic] #33?.”

His team-mate Sainz Jr, who was only confirmed by STR in November, will take #55.