Kimi Raikkonen has become the fifth driver to receive a grid penalty for this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix after Ferrari was forced to change the gearbox on his Formula 1 car following a crash in final practice at Suzuka.

Raikkonen ran wide at the exit of Degner 2 midway through FP3, crashing into the barrier and causing damage to the left-hand side of his car, with the gearbox also taking a hit.

Ferrari is working hard to get Raikkonen's car ready for qualifying, but was forced to change the gearbox on the Finn's car, triggering a five-place grid penalty.

Raikkonen's compatriot, Valtteri Bottas, has also been hit with a grid penalty for changing his gearbox, leaving title rival Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel set to fight alone at the front without their teammates for help.

Jolyon Palmer, Carlos Sainz Jr. and Fernando Alonso have also taken grid drops at Suzuka, the trio being penalised for power unit changes.

 

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