Pablo Elizalde

Pablo Elizalde

Pablo Elizalde began his career in motorsport as a translator and writer for Spanish magazines like Autopista and Motor16. His work included translating racing and technical books such as the Autocourse Official Champ Car Yearbook and Competition Car Aerodynamics, among many others.

He began working on the Internet on the extremely popular AtlasF1 website as a news editor, before the site was merged with Autosport, where he worked for a decade. In 2015, he joined as both a news editor and a writer, mainly focusing on Formula 1.

His motto is: You can do serious things, and you can do silly things. They are not contradictory.

Latest articles by Pablo Elizalde


Williams F1 team fined for financial rules procedure breach

The Williams team has paid a $25,000 fine to the FIA following a procedural breach of Formula 1's financial regulations, the ruling body announced on Tuesday.

Marko: AlphaTauri the best alternative for Gasly after Perez deal

Helmut Marko believes Pierre Gasly has no better alternative than staying with AlphaTauri after Red Bull closed the door on a possible return by extending Sergio Perez's Formula 1 contract.

Ferrari extends Sainz's F1 deal to the end of 2024

Carlos Sainz will remain with the Ferrari Formula 1 team until at least the end of the 2024 season after extending his contract with the Italian squad, it was announced on Thursday.

Russian karter loses racing licence over alleged Nazi salute
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Russian karter loses racing licence over alleged Nazi salute

The Italian Automobile Club has revoked the racing licence of Russian karter Artem Severiukhin following the controversy over his alleged Nazi salute on the podium of a European championship event.

Williams reveals real 2022 F1 car at Silverstone shakedown

The Williams team's new Formula 1 car, the FW44, has been revealed as it took to the track at Silverstone for its maiden run.

Aston Martin F1 team seals Aramco sponsorship deal

Oil and gas company Aramco has signed a name sponsorship deal with the Aston Martin Formula 1 team, it was announced on Thursday.

Mazepin gives himself 4 out of 5 for sticking through first F1 season

Nikita Mazepin rates his rookie Formula 1 season a four out of five for sticking through the hardship of what he labelled as some "really tough" moments.

Honda: Too much mutual respect led to McLaren communications issues

Honda believes feeling too much respect for each other to communicate properly was one of the reasons its latest Formula 1 engine partnership with McLaren failed.

Sainz relieved 2021 F1 title battle had "good outcome" on track

Carlos Sainz believes it was important the 2021 Formula 1 season finished with a "good outcome" on track despite the controversy surrounding race direction's call in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Alonso downplays role in 2022 Alpine F1 car development

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso says he has not been involved too much in the development of Alpine's 2022 Formula 1 car.

Haas passes crash tests with 2022 F1 challenger

The Haas Formula 1 team has announced its 2022 challenger has passed its mandatory crash tests.

Alonso: F1 race direction "too soft" after Abu Dhabi GP qualifying traffic

Fernando Alonso says Formula 1 race director Michael Masi is "too soft" after the Spaniard was left frustrated with the traffic issues in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying.

Binotto says reports linking Todt to Ferrari just "speculation" Abu Dhabi GP
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Binotto says reports linking Todt to Ferrari just "speculation"

Ferrari Formula 1 chief Mattia Binotto says reports linking outgoing FIA president Jean Todt with a return to the team are just speculation.

Alonso, Vettel will miss "outstanding" Raikkonen when he exits F1
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Alonso, Vettel will miss "outstanding" Raikkonen when he exits F1

Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso believe an "outstanding" Kimi Raikkonen will not only be missed as a Formula 1 driver, but also as a person.

Brundle: Russell can't go on "missing list" when he joins Mercedes

Ex-Formula 1 driver Martin Brundle believes George Russell needs to be wary of going on the "missing list" when he joins Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes next season.

Hamilton has "moved into overdrive" in F1 title battle - Brundle

Lewis Hamilton has "moved into overdrive" in the latter part of the 2021 Formula 1 season, according to ex-F1 driver and TV pundit Martin Brundle.

Bottas will play bigger role than Perez in F1 title battle - Brundle

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas is likely to play a more important role than Red Bull counterpart Sergio Perez in helping decide the 2021 Formula 1 title battle between their teammates Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, according to Martin Brundle.

Seidl: F1 doesn't need permanent stewards for consistent decisions
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Seidl: F1 doesn't need permanent stewards for consistent decisions

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl believes the current stewarding system in Formula 1 is enough to deliver consistent verdicts without the need for permanent stewards.

Verstappen has "polished up" aggression, says Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo says former Formula 1 teammate Max Verstappen has "polished up" his aggression on track, but reckons his approach to battles with rivals remains unchanged.

Ocon: Alonso's out-of-the-box thinking 'unprecedented' in F1

Esteban Ocon says the way his Alpine Formula 1 teammate Fernando Alonso approaches racing compared to other drivers is "unprecedented".

Sainz: Deeper F1 off-season conversation on Brazil Turn 4 expected

Carlos Sainz says the conversation about racing guidelines in Formula 1 will continue in the winter after admitting the rules on what is allowed are still "not very clear".

Mazepin unsure if he'll have "too fat" Haas F1 chassis for final races
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Mazepin unsure if he'll have "too fat" Haas F1 chassis for final races

Nikita Mazepin remains unsure if he will have to stick with the "too fat" Haas Formula 1 chassis in the remaining two races of the 2021 season.

Ferrari "never compromised" 2022 F1 car in fight for third

Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto says the Italian squad "never compromised" the development of its 2022 Formula 1 car in order to secure third place in this year's constructors' championship.

Alpine F1 duo pushed team tactics "to the limit" to stave off Gasly

Esteban Ocon admits he and Alpine Formula 1 teammate Fernando Alonso pushed team tactics "to the limit" in order to try to beat AlphaTauri rival Pierre Gasly in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Antonio Giovinazzi to leave Alfa Romeo at end of 2021 F1 season
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Antonio Giovinazzi to leave Alfa Romeo at end of 2021 F1 season

Alfa Romeo has announced that Antonio Giovinazzi will leave the Formula 1 team at the end of the 2021 season.

Ferrari: Mistakes will decide winner in McLaren fight for P3
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Ferrari: Mistakes will decide winner in McLaren fight for P3

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc believes the close battle for third place with McLaren in Formula 1's constructors' championship will be won by the team who makes the least mistakes.

Mercedes should be stronger in Mexico with "optimised" F1 engine

Valtteri Bottas believes Mercedes should be stronger than in recent years in Formula 1's Mexican Grand Prix this weekend, having "optimised" its power unit.

Williams: Altitude won't cause F1 engine reliability worries

Williams does not believe the higher altitude of the upcoming Formula 1 races in Mexico and Brazil should cause greater concern about the reliability of the Mercedes engines.

Ferrari doesn't see anything wrong with Mercedes F1 suspension
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Ferrari doesn't see anything wrong with Mercedes F1 suspension

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto sees nothing "wrong or illegal" in the rear suspension of Mercedes' Formula 1 car, but admits his team has not been paying too much attention to it.

Sainz calls on Ferrari to analyse recent F1 pit errors

Carlos Sainz has urged his Ferrari Formula 1 team to keep working on improving its pitstops after yet another issue cost him in the United States Grand Prix.

Hamilton would love F1 to revive South African Grand Prix

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton says he would love the South African Grand Prix to return to the Formula 1 calendar in the future.

Marko: Verstappen lost "over 50 points innocently" in 2021 F1 battle

Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko believes Max Verstappen's gap in the championship could be bigger if not for "over 50 points" lost "innocently".

Russell/Latifi F1 gap not "as big as everybody believes" - Capito

Williams CEO Jost Capito believes the performance gap between George Russell and Nicholas Latifi is not as big as people following Formula 1 believe.

Albon explains why Williams was first choice for F1 comeback

Alex Albon says Williams being "on the up" was one of the key reasons why he chose the Grove team over Alfa Romeo for the 2022 Formula 1 season.

Tsunoda contract extension was never in doubt for Tost
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Tsunoda contract extension was never in doubt for Tost

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost says there was never a doubt that Yuki Tsunoda would get a new contract with the team beyond the 2021 season.

Alonso: Alpine "best team" in F1 midfield without fastest car

Fernando Alonso thinks Alpine is the best team in Formula 1's midfield despite not having a car as fast as the likes of Aston Martin and AlphaTauri.

Masi says Silverstone, Monza F1 clash penalties not comparable

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says Max Verstappen’s penalty for his clash with Lewis Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix can’t be compared to the one the Mercedes driver got at Silverstone.

Ferrari: Qualifying Friday is better, but Saturday needs new ideas

Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz believe Fridays of Formula 1 grand prix weekends improve significantly under the sprint qualifying format.

Albon yet to find out ‘very strict’ F1 clauses to protect Mercedes
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Albon yet to find out ‘very strict’ F1 clauses to protect Mercedes

Alex Albon says he has no idea what Mercedes's "very strict and clear" clauses in his contract with the Williams Formula 1 team are.

Alonso: Verstappen, Hamilton "did what they should do" in F1 clash

Fernando Alonso reckons both Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen did "what they should do" in their clash during Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix.

Alfa Romeo’s ambitious plans can attract top line F1 driver
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Alfa Romeo’s ambitious plans can attract top line F1 driver

Alfa Romeo boss Frederic Vasseur feels the Italian Formula 1 team's ambitions for the future mean it could attract a star driver.

Ferrari gained less than 0.1s from extra F1 wind tunnel boost

Ferrari gained less than a tenth of a second from having extra time to develop its 2021 Formula 1 car in the wind tunnel, according to team boss Mattia Binotto.

Ricciardo wants to be in "prime spot" for 2024 F1 title challenge
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Ricciardo wants to be in "prime spot" for 2024 F1 title challenge

Daniel Ricciardo says he wants to be in "a prime spot" to fight for the Formula 1 title in 2024 should McLaren be ready to challenge for the championship then.

Sainz needs to put a complete weekend together - Binotto

Ferrari Formula 1 boss Mattia Binotto says Carlos Sainz just needs to put together entire error-free grand prix weekends in the second half of the 2021 season.

Leclerc: Ferrari's revival in 2021 not a complete surprise
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Leclerc: Ferrari's revival in 2021 not a complete surprise

Ferrari's recovery from a disastrous 2020 Formula 1 season this year is not a "complete surprise", according to Charles Leclerc.

Brown: Good idea to keep DRS to begin with for 2022 F1 cars

McLaren boss Zak Brown has thrown his support behind plans to keep the DRS in Formula 1 next year, despite new regulations coming into play.

Sainz: 2021 “doesn't feel like my strongest season in F1”

Carlos Sainz feels the 2021 Formula 1 season is not his strongest yet despite having been a good match to teammate Charles Leclerc in only his first year at Ferrari.

Alpine explains why it has burned through F1 exhaust allocation

The Alpine Formula 1 team remains confident it can manage its remaining engine exhausts in order to avoid grid penalties in 2021, despite having used more than its rivals.

When Montoya put Williams back on top in Monaco

After 20 years without a win at Monaco, Williams was vindicated in 2003 along with star driver Juan Pablo Montoya who, after more than 20 races without a victory, finally returned to the top step of the podium with a sensational and cool drive.

Schumacher ruled out of Monaco GP qualifying after practice crash

Mick Schumacher will not take part in qualifying for the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix following his heavy crash during final practice.

Quartararo undergoes arm pump surgery after Jerez MotoGP race Spanish GP
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Quartararo undergoes arm pump surgery after Jerez MotoGP race

Fabio Quartararo has undergone surgery following the right arm-pump issues that cost the Yamaha MotoGP rider a likely victory in the Spanish Grand Prix last weekend.

Vettel: FIA "not very professional" in dealing with Imola penalty

Sebastian Vettel says the FIA was "not very professional" in the way it handled his penalty during Formula 1's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Ocon: Alpine has "no margin" in battle for F1 points 

Esteban Ocon thinks his Alpine team doesn't have any "margin" for error if it wants to score points in the 2021 Formula 1 season.

Haas "won't put effort" into anything beyond fighting Williams

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says his team is "not putting any effort" into anything that is not taking the fight to Williams during the 2021 Formula 1 season.

Alonso has "a lot of room to improve" form during F1 return

Fernando Alonso thinks there is still "a lot of room to improve" from his side despite a strong showing on his Formula 1 race return in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Ferrari: F1 podium still far away despite Bahrain GP progress

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto believes the Maranello squad is still too far from Formula 1's leading teams to start thinking of fighting for podium finishes, despite an encouraging Bahrain Grand Prix.

Honda F1 engine "very, very close" to Mercedes now - Tost

Honda's 2021 Formula 1 engine is "very, very close" to the level of performance of Mercedes' power unit, AlphaTauri team boss Franz Tost says.

Alfa Romeo has reclaimed its spot in the F1 midfield - Vasseur

Alfa Romeo has reclaimed its place in the Formula 1 midfield this year despite failing to score in the Bahrain Grand Prix, according to team boss Frederic Vasseur.

Full report: Flashback to Schumacher’s 100th F1 podium

On the anniversary of Michael Schumacher’s 100th podium finish in Formula 1, we review the 2002 Brazilian Grand Prix, where he went head-to-head with the Williams-BMWs and, following a controversial clash with Juan Pablo Montoya, scored victory on the Ferrari F2002’s race debut.

McLaren reveals Ricciardo had floor damage from Gasly clash

McLaren has revealed that Daniel Ricciardo performance in Formula 1's season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix was hurt by floor damage sustained at the start of the race.