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    The Runoff Area is a website devoted to the purposes of humour and satire, not a serious motorsports news publication. When reading articles on this website - even you credulous folks over at ApexSpeed - please try to understand that they are not intended to be taken seriously. Sebastian Vettel is not a baby, I know of no plans to host a Grand Prix in South Ossetia, and Kimi Raikkonen doesn't respond to everything with a "bemused grunt." Or does he?
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The Runoff Area is a motorsports humour and satire site, opened in September 2007 by Red Andy. Some of the content of this site also appears on the motorsports forum The Pit Lane.

The stories featured on this website are only occasionally loosely based on the real world of motorsports. We habitually exaggerate, misrepresent and conflate the facts, and sometimes just make stuff up. But we’re still more accurate than Planet-F1!

As of February 8, 2009, The Runoff Area is on Facebook. Visit our page and become a fan for regular updates and a chance to give feedback on the site.

We’re also on Twitter too. Follow us for motorsports-related hilarity and occasional race commentary in 140 characters or less!

About Red Andy

Red Andy, the Runoff Area's founder, poses on a Tangier-bound ferry to shamelessly show off where he's been on holiday.

I’ve been a motorsports fan, and particularly F1, for nearly fifteen years now, which qualifies me to scornfully criticise the “Hamilton generation,” but only to fume silently at the vocal “Everything-was-better-in-the-1980s brigade.” With the online F1 community growing it’s becoming easier and easier to achieve a modicum of fame by inventing ridiculous F1 news stories and putting them on the Internet (see here for examples). Alternatively you can just indiscriminately mock everyone and everything to do with F1, which is what I do.

As well as producing regular satire for the benefit of readers looking for a laugh as they circumnavigate the F1 world, I have been known to write the occasional serious piece for F1 websites as well. Examples can be found below:

If you run an F1 website or other publication and would like me to write an article or two, leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Away from F1 I’m a Biology student living in Edinburgh, which explains why I have the time to maintain this website and the inclination to sit at my computer writing about F1 rather than venturing into the cold, dark outdoors.


One Response

  1. Hi there Red Andy. I run an F1 blog at http://www.anf1blog.com and would be interested if you would like to contribute on the odd occasion for us? email me at jacksargeant@googlemail.com.
    Kind regards,

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