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MotoGP: Marc Marquez wins Spanish Grand Prix to take championship lead

Marc Marquez now leads the overall standing after the Spanish Grand Prix



Spain's Marc Marquez won his home race to take the lead in the MotoGP championship after Britain's Cal Crutchlow crashed out from pole.

Marquez's title rivals Andrea Dovizioso, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa crashed in the same incident with eight laps left, after Crutchlow had gone out while in fourth place.

Read more: MotoGP: Marc Marquez wins Spanish Grand Prix to take championship lead


Kevin Magnussen: Haas driver apologises to Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly

Kevin Magnussen was 13th at Baku, a place behind Pierre Gasly



Haas driver Kevin Magnussen says he has apologised "many times" to Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly for a dangerous incident in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Magnussen was penalised with a time penalty and points on his licence for colliding with the Frenchman at 200mph at the re-start following the final safety car at the Baku street track.

Read more: Kevin Magnussen: Haas driver apologises to Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly

New rules to be introduced 'to make overtaking easier'

Lewis Hamilton (left) springs past Esteban Ocon and Nico Hulkenberg during the Bahrain Grand Prix



Formula 1 has introduced rule changes for the 2019 season aimed at making overtaking easier and promoting closer racing.

The modifications to the cars have been based on research aimed at finding ways of making it less difficult for one car to follow closely behind another.

Read more: New rules to be introduced 'to make overtaking easier'

Lewis Hamilton says Sebastian Vettel broke safety car rules

Hamilton won the Azerbaijan GP while Vettel was fourth



Lewis Hamilton has accused title rival Sebastian Vettel of breaking the rules behind the safety car during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Mercedes driver Hamilton said Vettel drove dangerously by slowing down and speeding up repeatedly.

Read more: Lewis Hamilton says Sebastian Vettel broke safety car rules


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