Charles Leclerc revealed that he picked race number 16 as his two favourite choices were already taken. The Monegasque driver will debut in Formula 1 next season, having secured a deal with Alfa Romeo Sauber alongside Marcus Ericsson.

Leclerc announced soon after that he would be racing with the number 16, but on Friday night in Paris, he spoke about the reasoning behind his choice. He said that two other current drivers had already chosen his favourites.

“I wanted number seven first, but Kimi [Raikkonen] had it, then I choose 10 but Pierre [Gasly] came to F1 and chose number 10.

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