A Formula 1 fan took the ridiculous risk of running across the track during a practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix because he ‘wanted to try a car’.
The man has since been arrested according to the BBC but was seen crossing the main straight just after a car had passed – and luckily he was quick enough to avoid a Force India speeding up it.
He is then said to have climbed the guarding fence before running into the pit-lane and heading towards Ferrari’s garage.
The BBC site reports the man then asked those in the pits if he could try out a car, before he was apprehended by track security personnel and handed over to the police.
Whilst no harm came to the man in question, drivers or those in the Ferrari garage, it raises serious questions about safety and security measures at the Shanghai based circuit.
Formula 1 bosses will no doubt launch an investigation to discover how this was allowed to happen.
Lewis Hamilton finished fastest in the second, full free practice, and according to Formula1.com he notched up an impressive 0.5 second advantage on teammate and second-placed Nico Rosberg.