Raikkonen to start from pit lane at Italian GP

Kimi Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo crashed at Parabolica on Saturday following a controversial qualifying session. (Reuters pic)

MONZA: Kimi Raikkonen will start Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix from the pit lane after his Alfa Romeo team changed his engine following his crash at Parabolica in Saturday’s controversial qualifying session.

Sergio Perez of Racing Point has also switched engines and he will start on the back rows of the grid.

Perez had an engine failure during Q1 and has reverted to an earlier specification engine.

He joins Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly and Lando Norris of McLaren among the men facing grid penalties for similar actions.