The 33-year-old Briton will clinch his fifth world title on Sunday if he outscores nearest rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari by eight points.
Three-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo pulled out of the race after deeming his fractured wrist had not healed sufficiently.
The Spaniard's top five also includes Michael Schumacher, Juan-Manuel Fangio, Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost.
The Silverstone-based outfit did not announce a second driver despite expectations that it will be Canadian Lance Stroll.
Schumacher has qualified for a FIA "super licence", a prerequisite to race in Formula One, and is weighing up whether to move up to Formula Two or higher.
The 19-year-old son of stricken seven-time world Formula One champion Michael Schumacher started the first of three races this weekend on Germany's Hockenheim circuit, the final leg of the season, with a 49-point lead.
The season will start in Australia on March 17.
The incident in May occurred when Raikkonen veered to avoid an oncoming vehicle and collided with a car parked to his right.
Former QMMF and FIA Vice-President Nasser Khalifa Al Attiyah back in action
The Qatari finished third in T20 category in the Rally of Morocco.
Al Attiyah and his French navigator Matthieu Baumel dominated the race right from the start
Adel and his navigator Jean-Michel Polato finished the penultimate selective section in 6hrs 57min 49sec to jump to second in T2.
The Spaniard pipped Italy's Andrea Dovizioso at the end of a breathtaking last-lap duel after the pair had swapped the lead several times over the closing stages.
The Briton dominated at Suzuka and stretched his lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to 67 points with just four races left.
The Spaniard had to fight his way through the first qualifying session after a crash in practice, but in Q2 he stormed to a time of lmin 30.088secs for his 50th pole.