Man arrested after running on to track during practice


A local man has been arrested after he ran across the track during today's second practice session in Shanghai.

The man, named locally, according to team owner turned TV pundit Eddie Jordan, but officially unconfirmed, as Fu Kin Eejit, is understood to have had a ticket for the main grandstand, but crossed the track because he wanted to drive a car.

Having climbed the 3.5m safety fencing that lines the track he was somehow able to run across the track on the main pit straight, timing his run just after a Sauber had passed and before Hulkenberg's Force India reached him.

Once across the track he climbed through a gap in the pit wall where it is understood he tried to enter the Ferrari garage. It was at this point he was grabbed by circuit security staff who handed him over to the police.

The FIA, along with circuit officials and the event's promoters, are now investigating the incident which brought back memories of similar track invasions during the German Grand Prix in 2001 by a disgruntled Mercedes employee and another, by former priest Neil Horan, during the 2003 British Grand Prix.

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Published: 10/04/2015
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