Vodafone Offers Indian Companies Logo Space on McLaren F1 Car During Indian GP

Update(10/27/2011):

Its ABC Consultants who have won the Vodafone’s contest ” Drive into the Big League” and will have their logo on the Vodafone McLaren Formula 1 Car during the upcoming Indian GP at Buddh International Circuit! ABC Consultants provides recruitment services for companies across India and abroad.  Our Congratulations to ABC Consultants.Source

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Hey Indian Startup fellas, and SMEs, do you fancy your company logo to be on two of the Formula 1 cars, and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes to be precise in the upcoming Indian GP? No I am not joking.

McLaren Mercedes , Vodafone India, in association with ET Now, are giving a chance for the Indian companies to participate in a contest called ‘Vodafone Drive into the Big League’ . The winner of this contest will get a chance to display their logo on the Mclaren’s car during the upcoming and the first ever Formula 1 race in India at the Budh International CircuitYou can access the Contest page HERE. Contest is open to Indian companies having turnover in the range of Rs 10 crore to Rs 250 crore, and a total employee count of less than 1,000. All you need to do is fill up the questionnaire and a brief writeup to demonstrate use of technology in driving the growth. 20 applicants will be shortlisted and invited to pitch their ideas before a panel of judges and this would be telecast live on ET Now channel leading to a winner.

Indian Grand Prix will take place between October 28 to 30 at the Budh International Circuit, Noida. This circuit has capacity to seat 1,50,00o people while F1 itself has a global audience of about 520 million people. This will be the 17th race in the F1 calendar. Incidentally legendary rock band Metallica are also touring the India during this time and will perform during the launch of the circuit apart from a concert in Bangalore.