During yesterday’s Formula One Singapore Grand Prix, a 27-year-old man in a t-shirt and shorts walked onto the Marina Bay Street Circuit near Turn 13. Security cameras show that not only did the man hop onto a live circuit, but he also crossed over the racing line to get there. The man has since been arrested and is cooperating with police.
Sebastien Vettel Of Ferrari was the first to see the man on the track and cried out over the radio “there is a fan a man on the track!” He said the fans actions were “pretty crazy” since cars were approaching that that corner at speeds of 280 kmh (175mph). “I had to look again because I wasn’t sure whether I had a problem with my eyesight,” Vettel said. “I think I saw him taking a picture. I hope it was a good one at least, I hope it was in focus.”
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull driver, said the safety car deployed because of the fan hurt his chances at winning. “Thanks to the guy, appreciate it” he joked “I was tempted to swerve, clip him.”
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