Karnataka, 14/08/2012

Bengaluru, August 14, 2012: Vodafone India Ltd., one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers, is showcasing the replica of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 race car at Forum mall on August 15th, Mantri Mall on August 17th, Central Mall (JP Nagar) on August 18th and Orion Mall on August 19th, for the motor racing enthusiasts in Bengaluru. The car will then be showcased for the corporate fraternity in Bengaluru at Five different business parks from Aug 20-24, 2012. The car is an exact replica of the ones driven by Vodafone McLaren Mercedes racing stars Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.

In the build-up to the second season of the much awaited motor racing event to be held at Delhi in October 2012, the replica of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes racing car is in Bengaluru. Racing enthusiasts of Bengaluru will get a great chance to see and click pictures with the car.

To start off, motor sport enthusiasts of Bengaluru are in for special power-packed days as they get a chance to get up close and personal with the car at Forum mall, Mantri Mall, Central Mall (JP Nagar) and Orion Mall, between August 15 - August 19, 2012.

Additionally, a mega three day event is being organized for the corporate fraternity at the following business parks – IITPL, ECOSpace, Manyata, Bagmane and Embassy Golf Links, giving them an opportunity to see the replica of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes car.

Recently, Vodafone India, in order to make significant in-roads into the small and medium business community and to give then a platform for easier path of growth, announced the launch of second season of Vodafone Drive into the Big League. This initiative gives one lucky SME, the opportunity to take center stage with their logo on the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes cars at the 2nd Indian Grand Prix. The call for entry for the contest has already begun and is open till end of the month. One of the qualifying rounds for an entry into the Grand Finale will be held in Mangalore, Karnataka, in the month of September 2012.

Dates, venues and timings of the replica of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes display in Bengaluru
Sr.No: Location Time
1 Forum Mall - Koramangala Mantr Aug 15, 11 am to 8 pm
2 Mall - Malleswaram Aug 17, 11am to 8 pm
3 Central Mall – JP Nagar Aug 18, 11 am to 8 pm
4 Orion Mall - Malleswaram Aug 19, 11 am to 8 pm
5 IITPL - Whitefield Aug 20, 11 am to 7 pm
6 ECOSpace - Outer Ring Road Aug 21, 11 am to 7 pm
7 Manyata - Outer Ring Road Aug 22, 11 am to 7 pm
8 Bagmane - Koramangala Aug 23, 11 am to 7 pm
9 Embassy Golf Links - Domlur Aug 24, 11 am to 7 pm

About Vodafone India:

Vodafone India is a member of the Vodafone Group and commenced operations in 1994 when its predecessor Hutchison Telecom acquired the cellular license for Mumbai. The company with revenues of over INR 32,000 crores has operations across the country with over 152 million customers. Vodafone India has firmly established a strong position within the Vodafone Group too, making it the largest subscriber base globally. This journey is a strong testimony of Vodafone’s success in a highly competitive and price sensitive market.

Vodafone India has been awarded the 'Best Marketing Company for 2011' in a survey conducted by a leading financial daily. The company received the 'Most Admired Telecom Operator' and 'Best 3G Operator' awards at the recent Telecom Operator Awards 2012. Vodafone Business Services received the “Best Enterprise Service Provider” at the Frost & Sullivan Awards 2012. The company has also received the globally recognized prestigious ‘Product of the Year 2012’ consumer award for Vodafone Apps Store in the Mobile Services Category. In another survey conducted by Nielsen, Vodafone India was the only telecom player in the Top 10 ‘Most Exciting Youth Brands’ in India.

At Vodafone, sustainability is an integral part of the company’s mission and strategy, shaping the conduct of business every day. Vodafone India, in line with its group philosophy has released the Corporate Sustainability Report for India – Footprints 2010-11. To view the online version of the report, please visit Vodafone India has been awarded the prestigious “Golden Peacock Award” for corporate social responsibility for 2012.

Vodafone Group is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies with revenue of £46.4bn and 404 million customers as on March 31, 2012. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 40 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit

For further information, please contact
Mansi Tiwari I Vodafone India Priya Wilson I Adfactors PR
+ 91 9819818462 I + 91 9916300647 I

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