Max Stopped wants to defend his world champion title in Formula 1 in the coming season with the start number one. The 24-year-old Dutchman confirmed the day after his triumph in Abu Dhabi.

It’s the best number that there is. I’ll definitely attach you to the car, said the Red Bull Pilot in conversation with international media representatives: How often can you do that? I do not know, maybe Is it the only time in my life.

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Thus, the legendary start number, which is allowed to use alone the reigning world champion, after eight years back to Formula 1. In 2014, she used Sebastian Vettel, who was still active at the Red Bull at that time, as the last driver.

Since then Lewis Hamilton has won the title six times, the Mercedes-Star preferred the number 44 and justified this last. Every year, for him at zero. I do not feel as a world champion, but as a candidate. Nico Robert, who gained the title with the number six in 2016, did not start the following year.

However, trapping is only world champion under reservation. After the turbulent season finale, Hamilton’s Mercedes team reserves the right to locate against a rejected protest. The deadline ends on Thursday. Preceded was a controversial decision of the race line in favor of stakes. Hamilton had led the race so much sovereign and was overtaken after the restart of stages.

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