The Singapore police force have confirmed that a 27-year-old man has been arrested after he made his way onto the Marina Bay street circuit during the Singapore Grand Prix.
The man, who was believed to be intoxicated, entered the track near Turn 13 and crossed the track, hurrying up once he saw the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel come around the corner. The incident brought out the safety car for the second time in the race.
Once the man entered and crossed the track, he continued to walk in the opposite direction down the track along the barriers, after he was trying to capture pictures of the race.
“We are awaiting a full report from the Clerk of the Course in order to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident,” an FIA statement read.
The last time a race was interrupted by a spectator was during the 2003 British Grand Prix where a man took to the circuit wearing a kilt and holding religious signs.
More recently a spectator ran across the track to the pitlane during a practice session for the 2015 Chinese Grand Prix.