McLaren Mercedes Indian GP

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team today held a press conference in Delhi where they announced the winners of the ‘Vodafone Race to Fame’ and ‘Vodafone Drive into the Big League’ contests. Both drivers from the popular F1 team, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button were present for the event. The 4 winners of the contest ‘Vodafone Race to Fame’, would get the opportunity to spend the coming weekend with the McLaren Mercedes Team and would be provided with access to the Paddock Club, Pit Lane, team garage and will also participate in pit crew practice along with the two racing stars.

“It feels great to be back in India and I would like to thank Vodafone, for their continued support to the team. I am simply overwhelmed by the incredible excitement and the knowledge towards motorsports shown by the people of this country. India’s a sports-mad nation — mostly, it’s about cricket, which is understandable because they’re a very successful cricketing country, but I really think the people of India are going to take Formula One to their hearts. All of us in the team are looking forward to this experience and I am confident of a fantastic race on October 30,” Lewis Hamilton, said.

The winner of the ‘Vodafone Drive into the Big League’ contest, ‘ABC Consultants’ will receive a chance to advertise their logo on the F1 cars of the McLaren Mercedes team during the race. Mr.Shiv Agrarwal – CEO, ABC Consultants was presented with the honours by Mr.Marten Pieters – MD and CEO, Vodafone India. Besides the announcements, both the former champions had a candid and entertaining chat with the media members and the fans. They also answered questions varying from the start of their careers, to their favourite drivers, tracks and their experience in India.

2011 McLaren Mercedes F1 Car

– Ankit Sethi
Special Correspondent