A spectator who walked onto the track at the Singapore GP has been installed as the bookies’ favourite to win BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year.
The 27-year-old shot to prominence when he strolled along the side of the track during the race around Singapore’s street circuit, and is now just six points behind Jenson Button in the Drivers’ Championship.
“An awful lot of money came in on this guy immediately after the race so we had to shorten the odds drastically.” said John Evans, of bookmakers William Hill.
“He is now odds-on favourite for the Overseas Sports Personality award, ahead of the likes of Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin’s chemist, and Lewis Hamilton’s bank account.”
F1 supremo, Bernie Ecclestone, has suggested that pedestrians could be introduced to more races in future, plastered with adverts and linked to an incomprehensible scoring system.