SINGAPORE – A British national who walked into the track while cars were hurtling toward him at 280 kilometers (175 miles) per hour during Singapore's Formula One night race has been sentenced to six weeks in jail.
Yogvitam Pravin Dhokia, 27, pleaded guilty to trespassing and committing a rash act that endangered the personal safety of F1 drivers on Sept. 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 passed Tuesday by District Judge Chay Yuen Fatt was backdated to Oct. 16 as Dhokia had voluntarily spent a period in remand.