Japanese GP: How the grid lines up after penalties applied
Last Updated: 10/10/17 11:30am
Valtteri Bottas will start Sunday's Japanese GP from sixth with Kimi Raikkonen in tenth after both Finns received gearbox-related grid penalties.
Bottas, who was second fastest in qualifying, and Raikkonen have both received five-place demotions for unscheduled gearbox changes.
However, the pair will only take four-place drops in reality once both punishments have been applied.
Meanwhile Fernando Alonso, Jolyon Palmer and Carlos Sainz have been penalised for multiple engine component changes.
Bottas will drop to sixth with Sebastian Vettel now lining up alongside title rival Hamilton on the front row in Sunday's race.
The race starts at 6am, exclusively live on Sky Sports F1.
Compatriot Raikkonen will be hoping for a similar recovery to what Vettel produced in Malaysia as he starts 10th, having only managed the sixth fastest time in qualifying.
Ferrari were forced to change his gearbox after a heavy crash at the second Degner in Practice Three, a mistake Raikkonen admitted he had paid severely for.
"I made a mistake and paid quite a hefty price for it with the penalty and far from ideal preparation for qualy," he said.
"The biggest issue was the very limited running because of the mistake this morning. Places like this you have to get it right to go fast."
Alonso starts last after being hit with a 35-place grid drop after McLaren broke the overnight curfew to do a complete Honda engine change. He had posted the 10th fastest time in Qualifying.
His fellow Spaniard Sainz lines up alongside him on the back row after a 20-place demotion with Palmer a place ahead after a similar punishment.
Provisional Japanese GP starting grid
1. Lewis Hamilton
2. Sebastian Vettel
3. Daniel Ricciardo
4. Max Verstappen
5. Esteban Ocon
6. Valtteri Bottas
7. Sergio Perez
8. Felipe Massa
9. Stoffel Vandoorne
10. Kimi Raikkonen
11. Nico Hulkenberg
12. Kevin Magnussen
13. Romain Grosjean
14. Pierre Gasly
15. Lance Stroll
16. Marcus Ericsson
17. Pascal Wehrlein
18. Jolyon Palmer
19. Carlos Sainz
20. Fernando Alonso