Singapore GP track intruder arrested by police

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A 27-year-old man has been arrested by the Singapore Police Force after invading the track during the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday at Marina Bay.

On lap 37 of the race, drivers reported that a man was standing on the side of the track, apparently holding up his phone to try and photograph the cars going past.

Race officials immediately deployed the safety car to slow the pack down and ensure that the intruder did not get hit.

In a statement issued by the FIA on Sunday following the race, it was confirmed that the local police had made an arrest and that the intruder was now aiding its investigation.

“The Singapore Police Force have confirmed that a 27-year-old man has been arrested and is assisting police with investigations,” the statement reads.

“This follows an incident in which an unidentified man gained unauthorised entry to the Marina Bay Street Circuit during tonight’s race.

“The man went on 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.”

Auto Motor und Sport journalist Tobias Grüner claims that the 27-year-old was English, and was inebriated at the time of his excursion onto the track.

Footage of the incident has also been shown to those on site in Singapore.