Australian F1 Grand Prix - Practice

Along with the controversial decision to award double points for the final race of the season, the FIA announced last month that Formula One drivers would be allowed to choose permanent numbers that can be carried over from season to season. Previously, the numbers changed based on finishing position during the previous year.

The new system allows the reigning world champion to wear number one, if he chooses, while the rest of the field can choose a number from 2 to 99. Now, we have the list of numbers each driver has chosen.

First and foremost, Sebastian Vettel will wear number one next season, although the four-time champion will race under number five if someone ever manages to unseat him from the top of the F1 hierarchy. Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, meanwhile, will carry number 44 to the track, while Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari will wear 14 and seven, respectively. Jenson Button and his McLaren will be number 22.

Scroll down for the full listing of numbers, provided by ESPN.
Red Bull

1. Sebastian Vettel (will use number five when not reigning champion)
3. Daniel Ricciardo

Mercedes

44. Lewis Hamilton
6. Nico Rosberg

Ferrari

14. Fernando Alonso
7. Kimi Raikkonen

Lotus

8. Romain Grosjean
13. Pastor Maldonado

McLaren

22. Jenson Button
20. Kevin Magnussen

Force India

27. Nico Hulkenberg
11. Sergio Perez

Sauber

99. Adrian Sutil
21. Esteban Gutierrez

Toro Rosso

25. Jean Eric Vergne
26. Daniel Kvyat

Williams

19. Felipe Massa
77. Valtteri Bottas

Marussia

17. Jules Bianchi
TBC Max Chilton

Caterham
Both drivers to be confirmed