Formula 1 governing body, FIA has demanded all drivers to submit their favourite number, along with a second and third choice, to be stuck fast before Christmas.
Also they can keep for the rest of their grand prix careers and will range from 2-99 with number one reserved for the world champion, to be allocated at the start of 2014 F1.
Force India’s Sergio Perez said his first choice will be #11, which he carried in karting and in his first season in GP2.
The regulation states: “Prior to the start of the 2014 World Championship season race numbers will be permanently allocated to drivers by ballot, such numbers must then be used by that driver during every Formula 1 championship event he takes part in throughout his career.”
“Any new drivers, either at the start of or during a season, will also be allocated a permanent number in the same way.
“The only exception to this allocation process will be for the reigning world champion who will have the option to use the number one.
“The number that was previously allocated to him will be reserved for him in subsequent seasons if he does not retain the title of world champion.”