Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany left, and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, right, celebrate at the podium after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Photo: AP
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany stands on his car as he celebrates after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Photo: AP
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel waving to the crowds after the race. Picture taken from Swissotel The Stamford. Photo: Raj Nadarajan/TODAY
The safety car drives in front of the field after Force India Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg of Germany crashed during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay street circuit September 20, 2015. Photo: Reuters
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car into turn one at the start of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Photo: AP
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel won an incident-packed Singapore Formula One Grand Prix today (Sept 20) after world champion Lewis Hamilton retired early for the first time this season and an intruder set heart rates fluttering when he strolled on to the track.
Hamilton was running fourth approaching the halfway point of the 61-lap race when he lost engine power, rapidly dropping back through the field before he was told to return to the garage and call it a night.
Starting from pole position, Vettel had no problems, leading all the way to take the chequered flag for the fourth time at the floodlit Marina Bay Street Circuit, despite twice losing the big advantage he had built up when the safety car was deployed.
Australia's Daniel Ricciardo, who finished second, said intrusion might have cost him chance of winning race
27-year-old jaywalker at S’pore F1 Grand Prix arrested for Rash Act
An unidentified man who was jaywalking on the race track during the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, Sept. 20, has been arrested.
Police confirmed the 27-year-old man, clad in a T-shirt and shorts while strolling along the side of the Esplanade Drive section of the Marina Bay Street Circuit, was arrested for Rash Act and is assisting with investigations.
His appearance on the track resulted in the race safety car to be deployed. Shortly after, the man hopped back into the stands.
Track intruder sets pulses racing at Singapore GP
Man spotted walking on the track during th Singapore GP. Photo: F1
A lone intruder set pulses racing at the Singapore Grand Prix today (Sept 20) when he walked on to the circuit midway through the Formula One race.
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel got the fright of his life when he spotted the man strolling along the inside of the protective barriers.
The German screamed down the team radio that there was a man on the track as race stewards instantly unfurled their yellow flags, ordering the drivers to slow down. ”There is a man on the track, man on the track,” Vettel shouted.