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FIA confirms WRC's permanent driver numbers

The FIA has confirmed the numbers chosen by each of the Priority 1 drivers in the World Rally Championship, which like Formula 1, will become their permanent WRC career number. A regulation change for 2019 means for the first time in the WRC's 40-year history, car numbers will be linked to the driver, not the team. Drivers were given the opportunity to select their own number, from #2 through to #99, with the #1 always being reserved for the reigning champion. Sebastien Ogier will therefore race with #1 on his Citroen C3 WRC, having switched from M-Sport for 2019. It hasn't been confirmed what number Ogier chose. Kris Meeke will race with the #5 for his return to the championship....
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