News Details

Vettel's number 5 not Schumacher tribute

Sebastian Vettel has explained the reasoning behind picking the number 5 for the rest of his formula one career. As world champion, the Red Bull driver will - for the fourth consecutive time - carry the coveted number 1 in 2014. But if he fails to win a fifth title this season, Vettel has chosen to revert to the number 5 for 2015 and beyond. "I chose it because I was so successful in karts in 2001 with the number 5," the German told Sport Bild, "and I had it in 2010 when I became world champion for the first time. "Also, several other drivers have taken number 5 to the title," Vettel, a keen student of F1 history, added, "like Michael Schumacher and Nigel...
Full Story »
2y ago from GrandPrix.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Vettel explains number choice

Sebastian Vettel won his first world championship in 2010 carrying the...
2y ago from espnF1.com

Chilton reveals permanent car number

– Max Chilton has revealed that he will race with the number four...
2y ago from GPUpdate.net

Raikkonen: 'I had seven last year, why change?'

Whilst rival drivers were choosing numbers that meant something to them,...
2y ago from TheF1Times.com

Vettel explains why he chose the number five

Sebastian Vettel has revealed the reason behind choosing the number five...
2y ago from TheF1Times.com

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MGPToday.com

Analysis: How Mugello proved to Vinales Yamaha was the...

Yamaha-bound rider Maverick Vinales is certain he's made the right choice...
2d ago from Motorsport.com

Mugello Expert Opinion: Casey Stoner

Without doubt Andrea Iannone and the Desmosedici GP had the pace to run...

Analysis: Why struggling Honda had to redesign its...

While Honda admits the deficiencies of its new MotoGP engine, the Japanese...
4d ago from Motorsport.com

Yamaha suspects overrevving to blame for engine...

Yamaha overrevved its engines at Mugello, or at least that's the theory...
4d ago from Motorsport.com

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

VIDEO: Matt Brabham continues Brabham Indy 500 legacy

His grandfather changed the face of the Indianapolis 500 forever, his...
5h ago from Racer.com

INDY DIARIES: Footage from the first running of the...

Over 99 runnings, the Indianapolis 500 has become the most famous event...
4h ago from Racer.com

Motorsport.com Indy 500 driver preview

Motorsport.com's David Malsher (DM) and Nick DeGroot (NDG) preview the...
4h ago from Motorsport.com

Michael Andretti on life after Indy defeats

What does an elite sportsman do when the greatest achievement of his...
13h ago from Motorsport.com

Popular On TotalWRC.com

Lydden WRX: Solberg leads Day 1 as Loeb hits trouble

Reigning World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg leads the way after the...
23h ago from Motorsport.com

The WRC gallery: Round 5: Portugal

Advertising Here is a selection of some of our favourite photographs,...
2d ago from WRC.com

Merzouga, Stage 5: Benavides wins as Rodrigues ends...

Honda's Kevin Benavides took win in the 2016 edition of Merzouga Rally at...
2d ago from Motorsport.com

Camilli buoyed by Portugal result

M-Sport driver reflects on fifth place finish
2d ago from WRC.com

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Thierry Henry: This is why Olivier Giroud is the...

GETTY LEAD: Giroud can take France all the way France will be without...
1h ago from DailyStar.co.uk

Frank Lampard aims sly dig at Arsenal over title...

GETTY DIG: Frank Lampard believes Arsenal lack grit Lampard was...
1h ago from DailyStar.co.uk

Comments

Hottest News

Ricciardo feels "screwed" and "hurt"...

Having started from pole and leading the early... Read More »
50m ago from Motorsport.com

Hamilton wins as Red Bull throw away victory

Monaco Grand Prix – Lewis Hamilton took... Read More »
1h ago from FormulaSpy.com

Race Results: Monaco Grand Prix

Race Results: 2016 Spanish Grand Prix The post... Read More »
1h ago from ThisIsF1.com

Recent News

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.