Japanese GP

Penalties for Button and Raikkonen before race

Jenson Button will start at the back of the grid for the Japanese Grand Prix after McLaren-Honda decided to change his power unit before the race.

The McLaren driver was in 17th position after qualifying, so only drops to 22nd in the process after a poor session left him out of position.

Kimi Raikkonen who initially was third on the grid, with his teammate taking a three place grid penalty has taken a new gearbox which means he gets a five place penalty, starting the race now from eighth.

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