Whilst rival drivers were choosing numbers that meant something to them, or they thought they’d look good, Kimi Raikkonen took his usual no nonsense approach when choosing his permanent race number for his F1 career.
The Finn will carry the number 7 on his Ferrari next year and on any F1 cars he drivers after that, but it doesn’t carry any particular meaning.
“There’s no particular story linked to it,” he explained.
“It’s the number I already had last year [at Lotus] and I saw no reason to change it.
“I like it which is good enough isn’t it?”
His team-mate Fernando Alonso, who chose number 14, explained the meaning behind his.
“It has always brought me luck, dating back to 14th July 1996 when, at the age of 14, I won the World championship in a kart that had the number 14.
“Let’s see if it will still bring me luck.”