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Drake inspires Nicholas Latifi for personal F1 race number

Nicholas Latifi has confirmed that he will use #6 as his permanent race number in Formula 1. Under regulations introduced in 2014 each driver is permitted to choose a number which they will carry throughout their career in the championship. Number 1 is allocated to the reigning World Champion, should they wish to use it, while a driver’s number is protected for two years after their most recent race start. Williams driver Latifi, the only rookie on the 2020 grid, has opted for number 6. It is a nod to the colloquial name for Latifi’s home city of Toronto, referred to as ‘The 6’, which grew in popularity in the wake of rapper Drake’s song and album in the...
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