Vettel explains reason for picking number 5 15 January, 2014 Sebastian Vettel will be number one in 2014 Quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel has explained the reasoning behind picking the number 5 for the rest of his Formula 1 career.
As reigning 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...
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