Elizabeth Blackstock

Elizabeth Blackstock

Contributor

Elizabeth Blackstock is a motorsport journalist, historian, author, podcaster, and contributor at The Drive. While she’s centered the bulk of her work around Formula 1, if it has wheels and races, she has loved and covered it.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With a passion for storytelling, Elizabeth is the sole name behind Deadly Passions, Terrible Joys, a motorsport history podcast delving into the scandals that changed racing
  • Her love of food, wine, and motorsport combine in her project Grand Prix Gastronomy, where she cooks the national dishes of each country that hosts F1, as well as the favorite dishes of each driver
  • Bylines included in Road & Track, Donut, The Road Rat, RACEWKND, PlanetF1, and Formula E
  • Her dream is to become a novelist (focusing on motorsport, of course)

EXPERIENCE

Elizabeth got her start as a freelance writer for Red Bull America in 2017 before joining Jalopnik as a weekend editor in 2018. She has since served as senior editor at Jalopnik, managing editor at A Girls Guide to Cars, primary contributor at RACEWKND magazine, and American contributor to PlanetF1.

EDUCATION

Elizabeth graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in English literature and minoring in creative writing. She subsequently received two graduate degrees from Arcadia University: one in English literature and one in creative writing.

Fun Fact

The first time she was asked to write an essay at school, Elizabeth chose Mark Donohue as her subject.

NOTABLE WORK

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F1 Just Updated Its Power Unit Regs for 2026. Here’s What to Expect

F1 Just Updated Its Power Unit Regs for 2026. Here’s What to Expect

By Elizabeth Blackstock / Published Apr 3, 2024

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These Are the Hottest F1 Teammate Dramas in 2024 So Far

By Elizabeth Blackstock / Published Mar 22, 2024

Allegations Against Christian Horner Should Be a Wake-Up Call for F1

Allegations Against Christian Horner Should Be a Wake-Up Call for F1

By Elizabeth Blackstock / Published Mar 5, 2024

F1 2024: Get Up To Speed Before the First Race of the Season

F1 2024: Get Up To Speed Before the First Race of the Season

By Elizabeth Blackstock / Published Mar 1, 2024

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Here Are the Best Motorsports Books to Read While You’re Stuck Inside

By Elizabeth Blackstock / Published Mar 23, 2020