Six appeal - Williams driver Latifi chooses his 2020 race number
This year will contain many 'firsts' for Williams rookie Nicholas Latifi, and number one on the list was choosing a race number. And the Canadian has chosen to pay homage to his hometown in his choice of digits...
The 24-year-old has chosen number six as his race number because Toronto is also known as 'the six' – a term popularised, but not coined, by musician Drake. He previously ran #40 during FP1 for Williams in 2019.
In the video posted on Twitter, Latifi explains where the nickname for Toronto originates.
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Latifi was the only driver yet to pick a number for the upcoming season as returnee Esteban Ocon will carry on using #31, this time for Renault, after a year on the sidelines.
The last driver to use the number six? 2016 champion Nico Rosberg, who coincidentally also began his F1 career driving for Williams.