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F1 practice abandoned after Sainz crash

Carlos Sainz crashed out. Credit: PA

Final practice at the Russian Grand Prix has been abandoned following a crash involving Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz.

Sainz's Toro Rosso was pictured submerged in the tyre barrier at the high-speed turn 13 section of the track which runs through Sochi's Olympic Park.

The red flags were deployed and with 14 minutes remaining the decision was taken not to restart the session.

Sainz, 21, was attended to by medical staff at the scene of the crash. Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost told Sky Sports F1 the driver was "conscious" and that a decision would be taken later on whether he could play any further part in the race weekend.

Turkey death toll rises to 30 with 126 injured in twin blasts

An injured man is carried away from the scene. Credit: Reuters

Thirty people were killed and 126 injured in two explosions in the Turkish capital on Saturday, the country's Interior Ministry said.

The wounded were being treated in various hospitals following the blasts, which happened shortly after 10am local time.

People were gathering for a rally organised by unions and civil society groups, the ministry said in a written statement.


'At least 20 killed' in Turkish capital explosions

The blasts occurred outside Ankara's main railway station. Credit: RTV

At least 20 people are feared to have died in explosions in the Turkish capital of Ankara, local media reported.

The blasts occurred ahead of a planned "peace" march to protest against the conflict between the state and Kurdish militants in southeast Turkey.

Dogan news agency video footage showed those involved in the march tending to wounded individuals lying on the ground while hundreds of people wandered around the streets.

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