Monday 26 September 2016

Man who invaded F1 track in Singapore jailed for six weeks

Published 03/11/2015 | 07:55

The man had entered the track at the Marina Bay circuit in central Singapore
The man had entered the track at the Marina Bay circuit in central Singapore

A British national who walked on to the track while cars were hurtling towards him at 175mph (280kph) during Singapore's Formula One night race has been jailed for six weeks.

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Yogvitam Pravin Dhokia, 27, pleaded guilty to trespassing and committing a rash act which endangered the personal safety of F1 drivers on September 20. He was arrested soon after the intrusion.

It is the first case of track intrusion in Singapore, which has held highly-anticipated F1 night races since 2008 and has a reputation for being tough on visitors and citizens alike who break the law.

The six-week sentence handed down by District Judge Chay Yuen Fatt on Tuesday was backdated to October 16 as Dhokia had voluntarily spent a period of time on remand.

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