A 27-year-old man has been arrested after the Singapore Grand Prix was disrupted when a person appeared on the circuit during the race.
The Safety Car was sent out after the figure was noticed on the straight after turn 13. Race leader Sebastian Vettel was among those to report seeing the track invader.
“The Singapore Police Force have confirmed that a 27-year-old man has been arrested and is assisting police with investigations,” said a statement from the FIA.
“This followed an incident in which an unidentified man gained unauthorised access to the Marina Bay Street Circuit during tonight’s race.”
“The man went on to the track near turn 13, triggering the deployment of the Safety Car.”
“We are awaiting a full report from the Clerk of the Course in order to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident.”
It is the second time this year a person has gained entry to a track during an F1 race weekend. A spectator crossed the track at Shanghai in front of the start/finish line during the second practice session.