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#1 OvDrone

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 14:56

Given the opportunity, I would race with #72. How about you guys ?

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#2 maximilian

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 15:16

Given the opportunity, I would race with #72. How about you guys ?

I'm sure you have a deeper numerology reason for choosing that number (=9).  Mine's simpler than that.  I started following F1 in 1982 as a kid, and numbers up to 36 were used (including 35/36 by my favorite team Toleman-Hart) - at the time imagining I would join the grid, my number by default was 37, and thus 37 has become MY number ever since, for all purposes.  Was glad to see JM Lopez race with it in FE.


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#3 Frood

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 15:20

32. It's a mirror image of my initials. Good for branding. It's a business, after all.



#4 taz

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 15:25

Given the opportunity, I would race with #72. How about you guys ?

#85, my year of birth. Surprised there aren't more drivers that follow this logic



#5 noriaki

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 15:40

Given the opportunity, I would race with #72. How about you guys ?


#26, which happened to be my first number in sim racing. Also the number of several motor racing greats. Dan Wheldon, Paul Tracy, Dani Pedrosa...and Daniil Kvyat.
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Judging from his choice, I suppose RK meant #8 would have been his preferred number when he said his preferred one was taken and he had to settle for the secondary option?

#6 OvDrone

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 15:46

I'm sure you have a deeper numerology reason for choosing that number (=9). 

 

Bingo.

 

Yeah, I'd only choose numbers that add to 3, 6 or 9. 7 is my overall expression number, and it's been near to me my whole life. And it's the number of one of my favorite Tarot cards: The Chariot. That would be amazing if used in a Racing context.

2 is a feminine number of sharing, and is also the number of one of myother  fav cards: The High Priestess.

So, Expression ( 7 ), Sharing ( 2 ); giving back to the world through my passion. Masculine and Feminine in union.

The main reason though is that I have my Sun at 7 degrees Virgo and in my 2nd House. Also, I have a prominent 72 degree angle aspect between my Virgo Mars and Cancer Jupiter natal placements. That's called a Quintile: one fifth ( Martian number ) of a full 360 circle. That thing would mirror success if expressed outwardly.

 

The main Motorsport reason is that I have a soft spot for the history behind #27. But I'd wear it backwards, make it a more personal homage.

It's also 3 ( my main number ) added to 69. Ayoooooo

 

This is also the 27th page of this thread. Ayoooooo x2


Edited by OvDrone, 05 December 2018 - 22:32.


#7 maximilian

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 15:55

Bingo.

 

Yeah, I'd only choose numbers that add to 3, 6 or 9. 7 is my overall expression number, and it's been near to me my whole life. And it's the number of one of my favorite Tarot cards: The Chariot. That would be amazing if used in a Racing context.

2 is a feminine number of sharing, and is also the number of one of myother  fav cards: The High Priestess.

So, Expression ( 7 ), Sharing ( 2 ); giving back to the world through my passion. Masculine and Feminine in union.

The main reason though is that I have my Sun at 7 degrees Virgo and in my 2nd House. Also, I have a prominent 72 degree angle aspect between my Virgo Mars and Cancer Jupiter natal placements. That's called a Novile: one fifth ( Martian number ) of a full 360 circle. That thing would mirror success if expressed outwardly.

 

The main Motorsport reason is that I have a soft spot for the history behind #27. But I'd wear it backwards, make it a more personal homage.

It's also 3 ( my main number ) added to 69. Ayoooooo

 

This is also the 27th page of this thread. Ayoooooo x2

 

I expected nothing less, although I must admit, this is even MORE than I thought!  :lol:



#8 f1paul

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 15:57

I like #97 or #10

 

Why? ....instinct



#9 PayasYouRace

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 16:48

Given the opportunity, I would race with #72. How about you guys ?


My current F1 2018 number and probably overall number of choice is No.43, which was my grandparents’ flat number when I was little and brings me fond memories, especially since my grandad died.

In real life I actually do some yachting in No.4. That’s actually a permanent number attached to my father’s yacht, but it’s a bit common as a race number. If the FIA allowed it, my inner Damon fan would have me choosing No.0.

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 17:02

Given the opportunity, I would race with #72. How about you guys ?


#23. It's always been my number and I see the fact nobody's ever taken it in F1 as a sign.

Edited by messy, 01 December 2018 - 17:03.


#11 Ivanhoe

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 17:13

#34

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Edited by Ivanhoe, 01 December 2018 - 17:15.


#12 Ivanhoe

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 17:18

#23. It's always been my number and I see the fact nobody's ever taken it in F1 as a sign.

Bruno Giacomelli drove with #23 (had to Google that ;)

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#13 OvDrone

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 17:33

#23. It's always been my number and I see the fact nobody's ever taken it in F1 as a sign.

 

Do you cheer for Nissan in GTs?



#14 messy

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 18:09

Anthony Reid, BTCC 1998. That's why!

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#15 PayasYouRace

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 18:15

Bruno Giacomelli drove with #23 (had to Google that ;)

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So did Pierluigi Martini and various other Alfa Romeo and Minardi drivers. Sometimes used in the WCC-based numbering system too. Just no one has picked it since the new system was put in.

#16 messy

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 20:26

So did Pierluigi Martini and various other Alfa Romeo and Minardi drivers. Sometimes used in the WCC-based numbering system too. Just no one has picked it since the new system was put in.


Oh yeah, thinking Barrichello in 2009, Kobayashi in 2010 - it was well used before the new numbering system.

Won two races with Rubens didn't it?

#17 Frood

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 20:46

Oh yeah, thinking Barrichello in 2009, Kobayashi in 2010 - it was well used before the new numbering system.

Won two races with Rubens didn't it?

 

Indeed. Rubens has 2 of #23's wins - the others are Clark (Belgium '64) and Kovalainen.



#18 OvDrone

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 21:10

Oh yeah, thinking Barrichello in 2009, Kobayashi in 2010 - it was well used before the new numbering system.

Won two races with Rubens didn't it?


Yup. Good times. I really have a soft spot for those two seasons.

#19 MadYarpen

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 21:28

Given the opportunity, I would race with #72. How about you guys ?

I'd take 93. Not because of Marquez.



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#20 karl100589

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 21:44

I'd take 00 in honour of this guy:
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#21 midgrid

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 21:50

I would take #16 because it's my date of birth and has always been my "lucky" number.

In the F1 mobile game, I use #61 as Leclerc has #16, but #61 is also appropriate for me as it's the house number that I grew up in.

#22 cheekybru

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 22:05

If the FIA allowed it, my inner Damon fan would have me choosing No.0.

And me, what an iconic number that was for me on the Williams Renault nose, just looked great, and I havnt seen it since, so would deffo be my choice if allowed

Edit, I Miss that old number system

Edited by cheekybru, 01 December 2018 - 22:06.


#23 messy

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 22:08

Oh, yeah, forgot to mention the other inspiration for my favourite number -

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The most exciting F1 rookie for years, in a brand new car/team, what's not to like. So it didn't exactly end up that successful, but in the early rounds of 1997 it seemed the potential was almost limitless.

#24 PayasYouRace

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 22:23

And me, what an iconic number that was for me on the Williams Renault nose, just looked great, and I havnt seen it since, so would deffo be my choice if allowed


Yeah it looked great in both 93 and 94, except that one race where they had a 0 shaped like a Renault logo that looked terrible.

#25 stewie

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 23:11

Given the opportunity, I would race with #72. How about you guys ?

I'd go for 84 (year of my birth) or 19 (family home house number, also the number for some of the more jokey Dale Coyne enteries)...

#26 OvDrone

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 02:01

I'd take 93. Not because of Marquez.

 

 You are absolved.



#27 August

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 06:34

I absolutely adore the MotoGP style personal numbers. Gives much more needed personality and branding to the drivers. I just wish the numbers would be bigger. Like NASCAR bigger.

 

I prefer teams sticking to certain numbers like in IndyCar, NASCAR, and most sportscar series. Over the years you'll start to associate the number with a driver, like 14 for Foyt who's kept the number for his team after retiring from racing himself. There'ss also certain kind of continuity like Chase Elliott taking over Gordon's 24 before switching to his father's 9 and leaving the 24 for another youngster Byron.

 

If I was a team owner in any of those series, my preferred numbers would be 7 (the month of my birth), 17 (the day of birth), 71, or 77. If I was an F1 driver, I guess my number would be 71, it's still not taken, right?



#28 juliuscaesar

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 12:11

I would take #16 because it's my date of birth and has always been my "lucky" number.

In the F1 mobile game, I use #61 as Leclerc has #16, but #61 is also appropriate for me as it's the house number that I grew up in.

Hello there brother. I also grew up in the house #61!

I would choose #0, #30, #74 or #76 though. Not because of any personal reason, I just think these numbers would look fantastic with the right font.

#29 potmotr

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 12:13

69, to shake up the establishment. 



#30 Garndell

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 12:26

I'd take 00 in honour of this guy:
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Plus it would look good if you lined up alongside number 7 on the grid.

 

I'd go with #83 personally, it was the year of my birth (plus my current house number), #23 for the house I spent the first few years of my life in or #53, after all who hasn't seen a Herbie film.



#31 Frood

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 13:35

Wasn’t Alex Rossi’s chosen number 53 because of Herbie?

#32 Tsarwash

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 13:50

So many people talkin about the number 23 and nobody has mentioned the illuminati yet ? It's almost a conspiracy.  :rolleyes:



#33 Maustinsj

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 14:01

If you could all carry on revealing different pieces of information about your lives, I’ll soon have enough to steal someone’s identity!

#34 Ivanhoe

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 14:03

Wasn’t Alex Rossi’s chosen number 53 because of Herbie?

Sure was

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#35 potmotr

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 14:03

Is there any restriction on having 1-99? 

 

Like could I have, for example...

 

666

 

...with sponsorship from Iron Maiden? 



#36 Anja

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 14:25

Unfortunately it's two digits max, but there's always 66. You'd have to talk to Emperor Palpatine about the sponsorship. 



#37 PayasYouRace

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 14:59

Is there any restriction on having 1-99?

Like could I have, for example...

666

...with sponsorship from Iron Maiden?


In F1, the FIA only allow 2-16, 18-99.

#38 Henri Greuter

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 19:12

Unfortunately it's two digits max, but there's always 66. You'd have to talk to Emperor Palpatine about the sponsorship. 

 

 

No F1 but still something related with preferred numbers....

I wonder, what is the story behind Le Mans allowing 007 and up at Le Mans for Aston Martin entries. That Aston might want to thrive on the historical links between James Bond 007 and Aston Martin is someting I can understand if indeed the cae. But why Le Mans allowed those three digits? I know there were also 3 digit numbers for a while during the 80s,  (IMSA category) is the 007 allowed a silent continuation of what happened in the 80s ?



#39 cheekybru

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 21:29

In F1, the FIA only allow 2-16, 18-99.


So what's wrong with 17 then?

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#40 Frood

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 21:34

So what's wrong with 17 then?

 

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#41 August

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 22:07

No F1 but still something related with preferred numbers....

I wonder, what is the story behind Le Mans allowing 007 and up at Le Mans for Aston Martin entries. That Aston might want to thrive on the historical links between James Bond 007 and Aston Martin is someting I can understand if indeed the cae. But why Le Mans allowed those three digits? I know there were also 3 digit numbers for a while during the 80s,  (IMSA category) is the 007 allowed a silent continuation of what happened in the 80s ?

 

007 was before the WEC was re-launched, wasn't it? Other categories seem more relaxed about the numbers, Blancpain has 3-digit number as does N24h as well.

 

I just wonder what's the exact rule for the No. 50 in the WEC/Le Mans. The low numbers are for protos and the high numbers for GTs, that's why Corvette's 3 & 4 become 63 & 64. (Or 73 & 74, etc.) But Larbre has been using the 50 previously in GTE-Am and now in LMP2.

 

As for IMSA, I think we've seen ESM running 1 & 2 and Ganassi running 01 & 02 in the same race, even in the same class.  :drunk: And none was the champion's #1. (Even though Ganassi may, or may not, have been the defending champions.)


Edited by August, 02 December 2018 - 22:09.


#42 cheekybru

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 22:16

Retired after Jules Bianchi's death.


Ah of course :(

#43 Brackets

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 14:53

69, to shake up the establishment. 

 

Sound move in a series with Grosjean, regardless.



#44 ensign14

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 15:42

Jody Scheckter had it in F5000.  (Man, that T330 was a pretty car.)

 

He also had it briefly in F1...

 

John Watson was the last driver to use no. 1 without being world champion.  In his last GP to boot.

 



#45 ensign14

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 15:47

Given the opportunity, I would race with #72. How about you guys ?

 

75.  Year of Birmingham City's formation.

 

Or 42.  Because it's The Answer.

 



#46 potmotr

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 15:47

Sound move in a series with Grosjean, regardless.

 

I don't get this, please explain!  :wave:



#47 SpaceHorseParty

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 16:16

I don't get this, please explain!  :wave:

The number reads the same right side up and upside down.



#48 potmotr

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 17:29

The number reads the same right side up and upside down.

 

Oh, duh! 



#49 Myrvold

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:43

Given the opportunity, I would race with #72. How about you guys ?


#77 or #86.

#77 is because that is the karting number I had in my breakthrough year. With first podiums, podium in the national jr.champ etc.

#86 is sort of the same reason. Almost on the anniversary date of a traumatic head injury that left me with a broken scull, severe brain hemmorrhage and a permanent brain damage affecting speech and motorics in my right arm. I managed to get a 2nd place in a properly attended karting event.
Finally I felt like I was back in business.

Then the money ran out and I had to stop. Regardless. Those two numbers will forever be important for me, and one day I hope to be back on track. Hopefully with the same numbers!

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 13:24

#86 is sort of the same reason. Almost on the anniversary date of a traumatic head injury that left me with a broken scull, severe brain hemmorrhage and a permanent brain damage affecting speech and motorics in my right arm. 

 

Damn! You have had a rough life.