Race Numbers

F1 By Numbers

In a staggeringly and needlessly in-depth piece of work, we look at the history of every single race number in F1 since they started being given out permanently in 1974 - from zero all the way to... 208? [Read More]

January 6, 2016 // 32 Comments

The Numbers Game

I'm still undecided on whether or not I like the new "permanent numbers for drivers" rule being introduced into F1 for the 2014 season. But as more and more of the drivers start to announce their number picks, I am sort of finding myself involuntarily interested in who's gone for what - which must mean, I suppose, that I am warming to the idea. So with that in mind I thought I'd try and keep track of which numbers are going to be applied to which driver, as they're announced... [Read More]

January 8, 2014 // 5 Comments

Numbers Nostalgia

Who else was hoping that Ferrari would get kicked out of the Constructors’ Championship over the team orders scandal, just so that in 2011 they’d be at the back of a 13-team grid and we’d see a Ferrari with a 27 on it? Having only really followed Formula 1 since 1996, numbers above 23 have always had an exotic quality for me. Before 1996, these “exotic” numbers were commonplace, and I’ve recently found myself wondering what the 2010 numbers would be if the pre-1996 numbering system had remained. [Read More]

November 12, 2010 // 13 Comments