UPDATE – Sainz is conscious and talking after being seen on the world feed on a stretcher giving a thumbs up. Replays of the crash show he lost the car on entry, hit the barrier and that took his left front off which speared the car at speed into the TECPRO barriers.
The last 20 minutes of this mornings final Practice session has been abandoned due to a huge crash involving Carlos Sainz down at turn 10.
The Toro Rosso driver buried his car into the TECPRO barriers at that end of the circuit after losing his car on entry. Trail marks on the barriers nearby show his car hit them at some point at the front, which damaged the front end of the car.
However the actual cause of the crash is still unknown as replays have not been shown as marshals continue to work on getting Sainz extracted through their proper procedures.