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Vandoorne and Stroll reveal numbers for rookie campaign

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Stoffel Vandoorne and Lance Stroll have chosen the numbers 2 and 18 for their Formula One careers, the FIA's provisional 2017 entry list has confirmed.

The entry list has already been amended to reflect Nico Rosberg's shock retirement as world champion, meaning Mercedes and Sauber still have a seat to fill, while Manor's entire line-up is yet to be confirmed. Teams can wait until March to choose their drivers, though pre-season testing commences at the end of February.

Also of note is the TBC next to Toro Rosso's engine for the season. The team has already confirmed Renault power, like parent team Red Bull, but the TBC status suggests Toro Rosso will also run the power units under the TAG Heuer branding in 2017. Red Bull reached the agreement with the Swiss company after falling out with Renault during the 2015 season.

Under F1's new rules, drivers now choose a number to accompany them for their entire career in F1, with McLaren rookie Vandoorne choosing #2. Vandoorne used the number 47 for his debut at the Bahrain Grand Prix last year, where he stepped in for the injured Fernando Alonso, but that was not a permanent choice. Stroll, set to debut at Williams alongside Valtteri Bottas, has chosen #18.

FIA provisional 2017 entry list in full (Number-Driver-Entrant-Team-Chassis-Engine):

8 - Romain Grosjean - Haas Formula LLC -- Haas F1 Team - Haas - Ferrari

20 - Kevin Magnussen - Haas Formula LLC - Haas F1 Team - Haas - Ferrari

27 - Nico Hulkenberg - Renault Sport Racing Ltd - Renault Sport Formula One Team - Renault - Renault

30 - Jolyon Palmer - Renault Sport Racing Ltd - Renault Sport Formula One Team - Renault - Renault

14 - Fernando Alonso - McLaren Racing Limited - McLaren Honda Formula One Team - McLaren - Honda

2 - Stoffel Vandoorne - McLaren Racing Limited - McLaren Honda Formula One Team - McLaren - Honda

TBC - Manor Grand Prix Racing Limited - Manor Racing MRT - MRT - Mercedes

TBC - Manor Grand Prix Racing Limited - Manor Racing MRT - MRT - Mercedes

44 - Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Limited - Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport - Mercedes - Mercedes

TBC - Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Limited - Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport - Mercedes - Mercedes

3 - Daniel Ricciardo - Red Bull Racing Limited - Red Bull Racing - Red Bull Racing - TAG Heuer

33 - Max Verstappen - Red Bull Racing Limited - Red Bull Racing - Red Bull Racing Racing - TAG Heuer

11 - Sergio Perez - Force India Formula One Team Limited - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Force India - Mercedes

31 - Esteban Ocon - Force India Formula One Team Limited - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Force India - Mercedes

9 - Marcus Ericsson - Sauber Motorsport AG - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber - Ferrari

TBC - - Sauber Motorsport AG - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber - Ferrari

5 - Sebastian Vettel - Ferrari SPA - Scuderia Ferrari - Ferrari - Ferrari

7 - Kimi Raikkonen - Ferrari SPA - Scuderia Ferrari - Ferrari - Ferrari

55 - Carlos Sainz - Scuderia Toro Rosso SPA - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Scuderia Toro Rosso - TBC

26 - Daniil Kvyat - Scuderia Toro Rosso SPA - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Scuderia Toro Rosso - TBC

77 - Valtteri Bottas - Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited - Williams Martini Racing - Williams - Mercedes

18 - Lance Stroll - Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited - Williams Martini Racing - Williams - Mercedes