Track invader arrested at Singapore GP

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A man who ran on to the track during the Singapore Grand Prix has been arrested by local police.

With Sebastian Vettel leading, the Ferrari driver radioed in to his team on lap 37 to say there was a person on the circuit, with the safety car immediately being deployed. Cameras picked up the man walking along the Esplanade Bridge, facing the direction of the oncoming cars as he headed towards Turn 13.

CCTV footage after the race then showed the man jumping feet first though a gap in the fence and walking slowly across the track, before running to the other side when Vettel comes around Turn 13. Seven cars then pass the intruder, and the man had yet to be approached when he climbed back through a gap in the fencing on the other side of the fence, allowing the race to restart.

The FIA confirmed the intruder is now in police custody:

"The Singapore Police Force have confirmed that a 27-year-old man has been arrested and is assisting police with investigations," an FIA statement read.

"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 to the track near Turn 13, triggering the deployment of the Safety Car.

"We are awaiting the full report from the Clerk of the Course in order to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident."

It is the second occasion a person has been on the circuit this season, with a man running across the pit straight during FP2 at the Chinese Grand Prix in April, climbing the pit wall and walking in to the garages. On that occasion it was confirmed a Chinese fan ran in to the Ferrari garage wanting to try one of the cars, eventually being arrested by police.

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