Vodafone Customers Can Win a Thrilling Ride with Lewis Hamilton

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Vodafone, today announces the “Hot Laps with Lewis Hamilton” competition for its GSM mobile customers in India.

Winners of this competition will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the exhilaration of being driven by Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in a SL 63 AMG Mercedes on the picturesque race track of the Madras Motor Sports Club on September 17, 2010.

This is going to be Lewis Hamilton's third visit to India, enthralling Vodafone customers with cricket fever in Delhi in 2009 and karting mania in Mumbai in 2008. In order to participate, Vodafone customers have the option of either answering questions through a SMS based competition or by posting the fastest time in an online competition being run on the Vodafone India website.

In the SMS competition, all customers needs to do is SMS LEWIS to 56565 (toll free) and answer five simple Formula 1 related questions. Six winners will be picked from Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai and two from rest of India, respectively.

Customers can also participate in an online racing Game Hometown GP on www.vodafone.in to win a hot lap with Lewis giving them a full racing experience.

Sharing his excitement on his upcoming visit to Chennai, India, Lewis Hamilton said, “I would like to thank Vodafone for inviting me to India for the third consecutive year, as I have always enjoyed the warmth and hospitality extended to me in my last two visits to Mumbai and Delhi, respectively. It feels great to be part of an event in a country which is extremely passionate about motor sports and am looking forward to meeting my fans and race at the track in Chennai.”

The early bird winner from the online racing game is 18-year old, Anish Monterio from Bangalore, exclaimed, “I can’t believe that I am one of the first winners of this competition. I am big Formula 1 fan and can’t wait to meet Lewis Hamilton in person and ride with him.”

With only seven more slots this is the last chance for customers to win a thrilling ride with Lewis - Last date for entries is Monday, September 13th, 2010.

Details of the competition are as follows:

Hometown GP game:

  • Visit http://www.vodafone.in/vmm/pages/hotlaps.aspx
  • Select the circuit
  • Race on the circuit and submit the best lap time Challenge friends
  • Keep check on who is leading the race
  • Fastest racer wins a ride with Lewis Hamilton.

SMS competition:

  • sms LEWIS to 56565 (toll free)
  • Answer the questions on Formula One correctly
  • Lucky Vodafone customers win Hot Laps with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
  • Formula One star in an all expenses paid trip to Chennai

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