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F1: Verstappen reveals car number choice

Toro Rosso's Max Verstappen confirms his choice of number for his Formula 1 career
Max Verstappen has revealed the permanent race number he will carry throughout his Formula 1 career.

The Dutchman, son of former F1 driver Jos, will become the youngest driver to make his F1 race debut next season and he will use number 33, a decision he revealed via Twitter.

“So guys I'm ready to announce my number for next season... Did take a while to decide but I have chosen it now...” the 17-year-old tweeted.

“Since I was a young kid I was racing around with this number. So I thought it is nice to keep that in F1 as well! #33”

Meanwhile, Verstappen's team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr will use number #55, incorporating it as part of his name with the hashtag “#Carlo55ainz”, a decision he announced at the end of last month.
by Rob Wilkins

Tagged as: Toro Rosso , Max Verstappen

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December 15, 2014 8:11 AM
Last Edited 249 days ago

Webbertron: Immature, no. If anything Verstappen has proven himself to be very mature (for his age). He has to be, all Formula 1 drivers have to be. Forget the 3 words you mentioned, because at the end of the day there is only one word that matters. Talent. Which is what we will be judging him on. Vettel first drove an F1 car aged 18, he's now a 4 time champion.
All these people slamming Verstappen just because he's young, it's very disrespectful. It seems his talent is simply overlooked and posters on here and other sites just assume he's going to wipe someone out on every single corner just because he's still a teenager.. What I don't understand is that people seem to think you must have been racing since you were 4 years old and have 18 years experience to enter F1...but if the driver is already seen to be fast enough why should they have to wait to enter Formula 1?


December 15, 2014 8:16 AM

BtwnDitches: You're right: I'm NOT in favor of putting guys this young, immature & inexperienced on the track with 20 some other "seasoned" drivers who have certain threshhold expectations about the folks pulling alongside at 300kph. Call me old fashioned.
Age has nothing to do with it, if the team who've hired him think he's good enough then why should he be forced to wait? Inexperienced, again, it doesn't matter, if he has the qualities of being a half decent driver in his rookie season why should he be made to wait? As for immature, I've seen no evidence to back this up, if anything I've seen a lot of reports stating how mature he is. You're beyond old fashioned.

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