With five riders sanctioned, so is the grill of the Grand Prix of Japan


Lewis Hamilton has achieved in Suzuka the 71st pole position of his sporting life in the Formula 1, but his companion in the first line and four riders have suffered various penalties.

The most striking have been the two clear candidates for the podium finish: Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Räikkönen, who have seen as the break of their respective gearboxes have been forced to go back five grid positions, although in the case of the Mercedes driver, it has only been four in the practice, as applied to the penalty before his compatriot Ferrari.

Further back, Fernando Alonso woke up on Saturday with the news that the engine used on Friday was broken, so that the tenth place achieved later in the classification becomes the twentieth and last, thanks to the 35 positions of a penalty for the use of a new unit for each of the six components that make up the engine.

To finish, Carlos Sainz suffered something similar to having that change three components of your propeller Renault, while Jolyon Palmer -the pilot replaced at Renault from the united States Grand Prix – has suffered the same fate as the Spanish.

In total five drivers penalised that have caused Sebastian Vettel to accompany Lewis Hamilton in the first line, that Stoffel Vandoorne pass from eleventh to ninth, and the group that goes from Romain Grosjean to Pascal Wehrlein, wins three positions in parrilla.

Posición Piloto Equipo Sanción Posic. in Q
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
Daniel Ricciardo Network Bull
Max Verstappen Network Bull
Esteban Ocon Force India
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 5 position 2nd
7th Sergio Perez Force India
Felipe Massa Williams
Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 11º
10º Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 5 position 6th
11th Nico Hülkenberg Renault 12º
12º Kevin Magnussen Haas 13º
13º Romain Grosjean Haas 16º
14º Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 17º
15º Lance Stroll Williams 18º
16º Marcus Ericsson Sauber 19º
17º Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 20º
18º Jolyon Palmer Renault 20 positions 14th
19th Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 20 position 15th
20th Fernando Alonso McLaren 35 posiciones 10º