WHY DID BRITON CROSS THE ROAD?

If found guilty, British national Yogvitam Pravin Dhokia (in blue) faces up to six months in jail or $2,500 fine or both. Photo Paul Khoo/RWIND

The Briton who wandered across the road as Formula 1 cars came screaming down the straight could be heading straight to prison for his track intrusion, and made an example of. But is that fair?

BY KANNAN CHANDRAN

THE HIGH-PROFILE Formula One races have been used by Singapore to showcase its sparkling skyline to a global audience. The city that has built for itself an international reputation for putting on a perfect show through its sense of discipline has enjoyed the success of F1’s first night time street races over eight years.

Even as F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone considers the Singapore race as the “crown jewel” of the lot, the race is held under strict conditions. You need a ticket to enjoy the proceedings — which includes world-ranked headlining acts and top-notch hospitality — otherwise you can’t get a look in.

So, imagine the shock that a British national, Yogvitam Pravin Dhokia, 27, found a way over the barriers and onto the track, crossing the road as the race was well underway.

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