A 27 year-old man has been arrested after getting onto the track during the Singapore Grand Prix as an inquiry begins to assess how he was able to gain access.

The man was seen walking down the track near turn 13 alongside the barriers on lap 35 of the Singapore Grand Prix, with CCTV footage shown to media at the Marina Bay Circuit revealing he did indeed cross the track slowly before moving to the barrier when he sees Sebastian Vettel round the corner.

Vettel went on to say he appeared to be trying to take a photograph as he walked across.

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The unidentified man walks a further 20 metres before jumping back behind the barriers by himself, where he was subsequently detained by Singapore Police.

"The Singapore Police Force have confirmed that a 27 year-old man has been arrested and is assisting police with investigations," read an FIA statement.

This follow an incident in which an unidentified man gained unauthorised entry to the Marina Bay Street Circuit during tonight's race. The man went on to the track near turn 13, triggering the deployment of the Safety Car.

"We are awaiting a full report from the Clerk of the Course in order to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.