Were you thinking about Ferrari when you chose number 27?
Eero Hurmerinta, Finland
No I was not! F1R: Well, that number is traditionally associated with Ferrari – Gilles Villeneuve used it, among others. NH: To be honest, had I known all of this history stuff with Ferrari, I wouldn’t have chosen that number. I really wouldn’t. I’m not good with the history. Clearly.
We weren’t given much time to select our numbers. It was pretty much one night. I couldn’t come up with a number, and somebody said ‘just take your birthday date’. It’s 19 August, 19 and 8 is 27, so I said ‘Okay, I’ll take it.’ And that’s the story of that.