Singapore planning improved security for 2016 after track invasion

Singapore Grand Prix chiefs are considering higher fences and ramping up the number of security personnel it uses, after a spectator got on to the track at last weekend's race.

The FIA has received a report from race clerk of the course, Gabriel Tan, following his investigation into what happened.

The report states that the spectator climbed over a 1.1 metre high security fence, gained access to a 2-metre wide marshal zone, crossed a carriageway and then slid through an access point in the debris fence to get on the track.

Tan's report says that improvements can be made and changes to the fencing and security personnel are now being considered.

“The Singapore Grand Prix organisation is currently studying plans to increase security in identified areas. In the affected area where the intrusion occurred, it is considering plans for the installation of higher spectator fences,” said a statement from the FIA.

“A substantial increase in the number of marshals in attendance at the event is also being evaluated. These marshals would work hand-in-hand with the security personnel in spectator areas.”

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Series Formula 1
Event Singapore GP
Track Singapore Street Circuit
Article type Breaking news