“Elbows out” come from cycling where riders stick their elbows out to fend off their rivals, in the world of F1 it is often used in reference to a driver taking assertive action in order to hold a position.

If a slower car is defending its position, elbows out, which refers to the driver deliberately taking up as much space as possible to force the attacking driver to take a long way around and, if successful, prevent and overtake.


Andrew Burden

The author Kiwi F1 Fan