Massa keen on number 19 for the rest of his career
13 December, 2013
Felipe Massa has revealed that he wants number 19 for the rest of his career in Formula 1, as the FIA has introduced a ‘bespoke number’ system for drivers.
The Brazilian driver who moves to Williams from Ferrari for 2014, posted a mock-up of his helmet with his preferred number and wrote on Twitter: “19 is the number.”
The new number system, which has been long used in MotoGP and NASCAR, has captured the imagination of Formula 1 drivers and fans alike.
Jean Eric Vergne has indicated that number 27 would be his first choice, while Sergio Perez fancies number 11 and Valterri Bottas has designs on 77.
The FIA has reportedly requested that current drivers submit their preferred numbers for consideration by the sport’s governing body before Christmas. (GP247)
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