The race numbers 18 and 19 will not appear on the 2009 formula one grid.

The race numbers 18 and 19 will not appear on the 2009 formula one grid.

Previously, the Honda team was due to be assigned the numbers for this season, but the FIA's decision to consider Brawn GP a new entrant meant the Brackley camp had to move to the bottom of the pitlane.

Therefore, Force India was assigned the higher race numbers, but had already prepared for its 2009 campaign on the basis of using the numbers 20 and 21.

The FIA has thus agreed to allow the Silverstone based team to revert to its original numbers, with Brawn GP again moving to the tail of the field with the numbers 22 and 23.

As an aside, for traditional reasons of superstition, drivers are never assigned the number 13.

 

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