Raikkonen joins the growing penalty list


Kimi Raikkonen is the latest driver penalised in Japan, handed a five-place grid drop for changing his gearbox.

The Finn crashed in Saturday’s final practice at the Suzuka circuit when he got it wrong at the second Degner, slid through the gravel and smacked the barrier.

Ferrari have confirmed that his gearbox was damaged in the crash meaning a five-place grid drop.

Raikkonen is the fifth driver to be penalised at Suzuka.

In order…

Carlos Sainz – 20-place engine penalty
Valtteri Bottas – 5-place gearbox penalty
Fernando Alonso – 35-place engine penalty
Jolyon Palmer – 20-place engine penalty
Kimi Raikkonen – 5-place gearbox penalty