JANUARY 20, 2010

Michael Schumacher superstitious about odd numbers

Returning former world champion Michael Schumacher likes to be odd. The German driver has requested a number switch to the odd number "3" rather than "4" for superstitious reasons. The team made the request to the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), and the governing body approved the change.

A team spokesperson said, "Michael has a preference for odd numbers. He asked if he could be the odd number and we were happy to accept."

The seven times champion won all of his titles with odd numbers - five with the number "1", once with "3" and once with "5".