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Why Verstappen chooses car number 1 and Hamilton didn't as World Champion

The Formula One world champion may appear on the grid with start number 1 the following season. Lewis Hamilton never did it, but Max Verstappen does immediately choose to trade in his starting number 33 (temporarily). Why is that? GPblog explains it to you. Drivers' starting numbers in Formula One were originally assigned at each race by the organisers of the respective Grand Prix. Permanent numbers were then introduced in 1974. From 1996 to 2013, the team numbers were ordered according to the positions in the constructors' championship of the previous season. Hamilton stays true to number 44 When Hamilton made the switch from McLaren to Mercedes in 2013, he arrived with number 10. Since...
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