SUZUKA - German Adrian Sutil has been slapped with a five-place penalty on the starting grid for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix after having to replace his gearbox following a crash in the final free practice. Sutil's Force India car spun into a wall exiting the treacherous "Spoon" curve after just eight laps of Saturday's morning session, breaking off his front wing. Once the car had been returned to the garage, mechanics discovered the gearbox had been damaged too. "It's not been an easy day," said Sutil, who had qualified 17th fastest in Suzuka. "I made a mistake this morning, damaged the car and we had to change the gearbox. "I have to say a big 'thank you' to the team for getting the car ready in time for qualifying because they had a lot of work to do during the lunch break.–AFP