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Formula 1 Drivers Pick Personalised Numbers for First Time

For the first time in Formula One, drivers will be allowed to pick a number for their car which will last their entire careers—and the first few drivers have already made their preferences known. The rule change was one of the less-publicised FIA directives, coming out at the same time as the "double points" rule, which has been dominating discussion amongst fans of the sport. Drivers are allowed to give three numbers in order of preference. They will be assigned their number provided none of the other men on the grid have already picked it. Valtteri Bottas of Williams was amongst the first to come up with his list: So, It's the #77 I have applied for! 17 as 2nd choice and 11 as 3rd choice. #BO77AS — Valtteri Bottas (@ValtteriB...

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