Tamil Nadu (except Chennai), 28/08/2012

Chennai, August 28, 2012: Vodafone India Ltd., one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers, is showcasing an exact replica of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 race car for its customers and the general public in Chennai at various locations from Aug 28 – Sep 2, 2012. The car will be showcased at four business parks in the city during the week and in Ampa Skywalk Mall and Express Avenue Mall over this weekend. 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 Chennai. Racing enthusiasts of Chennai will get a close-up chance to see and click pictures with the car.

A mega four day event is being organized for the corporate fraternity at the following business parks – Ascendas, Chennai 1 IT Park, DLF IT Park and Infosys – Mahindra World City, giving Chennaites an opportunity to see the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes car from close quarters.

Most importantly, motor sport enthusiasts of Chennai can also to get up close and personal with the car at Ampa Skywalk Mall and Express Avenue Mall on the weekend Sep 1st and 2nd , 2012.

Recently, Vodafone India, announced the launch of second season of Vodafone Drive into the Big League, which involves SME companies and provides them a platform for reaching the next level. 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 Coimbatore, in the month of September 2012.

Dates, venues and timings of the replica of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes display in Chennai
Sr.No: Location Time
1 Ascendas, Taramani Aug 28, 2012, 9:30am to 6:30pm 
2 Chennai IT Park, Sholinganallur Aug 29, 2012, 9:30am to 6:30pm
3 DLF IT Park, Ramapuram Aug 30, 2012, 9:30am to 6:30pm
4 Infosys- Mahindra World City, Kanchipuram Aug 31, 2012, 9:30am to 6:30pm
5 Ampa Skywalk Mall, Ammanjikarai Sept 1, 2012, 11 am to 8 pm
6 Express Avenue Mall, Royapettah Sept 2, 2012, 11 am to 8 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.

At the Global ET Telecom Awards 2012, Vodafone India received the award for ‘Value Services –Rural Innovation Category’. 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
I 98198 18462 I
Gomathi Ravishankar | Asfactors PR
+ 91 9791015777 I

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