Man Seen on Track at Singapore Grand Prix Charged in Court
By: James West, Xiro Xone News September 21, 2015
The man who was seen walking on the track during Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix was charged in court on Tuesday with committing a rash act.
No plea was taken from Briton Yogvitam Pravin Dhokia, 27.
He is accused of the rash act to endanger the safety of the Formula One drivers involved in the race near Turn 13 along Esplanade.
In CCTV footage shown to media after the race, the man is seen to amble across the track after climbing through a gap in the wall.
Upon seeing the oncoming Vettel, he ran before trying to take pictures on his smartphone. He then climbed though an opening in the fencing further down track where was escorted away by security staff.
Ferrari driver Sabastian Vettel admitted that he had a double take after coming across the intruder. “I had to look again because I wasn’t sure whether I had a problem with my eyesight or I saw somebody crossing the track,”.
“Maybe in the next year we need to block the grandstands a bit better. Fortunately nothing happened to us and nothing happened to him – as far as I know. The other guys didn’t see him, so I was the first one to come around.”