Williams rookie Logan Sargeant has selected the number that he will sport throughout his Formula 1 career, ahead of his 2023 debut.
Sargeant, who finished fourth in Formula 2 this season, will race with number 2.
The number, which was historically sported by the team-mate of the reigning champion, has only been selected once since the current system was introduced by Formula 1 in 2014.
It was used by Stoffel Vandoorne during his career with McLaren across 2017/18.
Under the regulations numbers become available two years after a driver’s final start, meaning Sargeant was able to select 2.
“I used to run it in Formula Renault, and I had a pretty good season that year,” said Sargeant.
“Number 3 is my number, but that’s taken so I figured why not take a winning number from the past and run with it in F1?
He is the second of 2023’s three rookies to confirm his permanent race number, with McLaren’s Oscar Piastri affirming earlier in the year that he will run 81.
AlphaTauri’s Nyck de Vries has not yet revealed his permanent number.