Kimi Raikkonen has been hit with his fourth grid penalty of the season after suffering a blown engine in Friday’s opening practice at Suzuka.The Finn's Mercedes let go midway through this morning’s session and McLaren has since confirmed it will fit a fresh power plant on Raikkonen’s car, restricting him to 11th on the grid at best.

Potential victories lost through engine penalties have been one of the stories of Raikkonen's season and have cost him dear in the drivers’ world championship.The latest failure will deal a blow to McLaren’s chances of winning the constructors’ title.The Woking team currently leads Renault by a slender two-point margin at a time when the Anglo-French squad seems to have closed the performance gap to its rival. (itv-f1.com)

Like my auntie bus use to say...brady arp! What is going on in McLaren, a fourth time, not only the car is fast. the car is also fast expired before the race starts. When you're down, there is nothing much you can do. It's no wonder that Kimi wants out of McLaren with performances like these he can do without, so, another tension filled race weekend, how brilliant.