Man invaded China GP track during practice
Man invaded China GP track during practice Sky

A spectator at the Chinese GP caused disruption when he ran across the track to try and drive one of the high-performance cars.

The man claiming to have a ticket for the race in Shanghai was arrested after crossing the tarmac and vaulting over the pit lane wall in a bid to reach the team garages. He was reportedly heard shouting: "I want a car. I have got a ticket."

Witnesses said the man wanted to drive away in a Mercedes or Ferrari formula one car and launched his bizarre mission during the second free practice session.

He ran out in front of the Force India car of Nico Hulkenberg, which had just turned on to the pit straight - where speeds can reach nearly 200mph. The track invader was tackled by marshals and arrested, said reports.