Kimi Räikkönen may not be the main opponent of the Ferraris, as he had shown that he could be able to be in the classification. After the classification, the team detected problems in your gearbox and, after an inspection, it has been decided to replace it with a new. To be performed such an operation before compliance with the cycle of six Great Prizes in a row, Kimi Räikkönen has been penalised five places on the grid at the japanese Grand Prix.
, Jenson Button premiere engine to the full, being sanctioned with 35 places on the grid for this operation. Honda has taken the decision to introduce the new engine premiered by Fernando Alonso in Malaysia taking advantage of the position delayed by the british on the grid of Suzuka.