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Motor racing: Vettel goes for five in more ways than one

Published on Jan 11, 2014 6:29 AM
 
Red Bull Racing's German driver Sebastian Vettel sits in the pits during the third practice session at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on Nov 2, 2013. Quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel went for five on Friday with the German choosing to have that numeral on his car when he is eventually deposed as number one. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel went for five on Friday with the German choosing to have that numeral on his car when he is eventually deposed as number one.

Under new regulations for 2014, Formula One drivers will have permanent racing numbers to be used throughout their careers from now on and can choose any between two and 99.

The governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) published the official list with some surprises among the selections.

Vettel, who will have the number one on his Red Bull this season, opted for the number that many fans associate with Britain's 1992 champion Nigel Mansell who was often referred to as 'Red Five'.

 
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