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Lenovo’s Race To Finish Contest entering final lap

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Do you think you can predict the outcome of F1 races better than the so called pros ? , If that’s the case head on over to Lenovo’s Race to Finish contest and predict the top 10 drivers in the finishing order of the remaining races and stand to win awesome F1  goodies from Lenovo including laptops and other Vodafone McLaren Merchandise.

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To start winning all you have to do is head on over to the website and register yourself. After registering you will be asked to choose the top ten drivers and that’s it.

If you score high then you get to take home the prizes. I am playing too 🙂

Contest Ends 15-November-2010 !

Register for the Race To Finish contest here

Thanks to them we will also be holding a giveaway for some cool Vodafone McLaren Mercedes sometime in the future. Stay Tuned for that !


Lewis Hamilton burns rubber at Chennai to promote Vodafone

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Lewis Hamilton made a rare visit to India to promote McLaren sponsors  Vodafone. Why they chose Chennai is anyone’s guess (Karthikeyan + Chandhok , yes) 🙂 .

The Brit F1 driver performed stunts for the fans who had gathered to witness the event. Its rumoured that he changed cars thrice because the cars didnt meet his expectations. These were all Mercedes Benz cars BTW.

Since the event was sponsored by Vodafone, McLaren media doesnt seem to have any images of the event, but fans have but up videos of the event on youtube :

Lewis also admitted that he was very excited about the 2011 Indian Grand Prix :

“It’s going to be incredible experience for me . There were hardly any fans at the Turkey Grand Prix. But with the huge number of fans and support in India, I look forward to it ” said Lewis Hamilton

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September 19th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Kimi Raikonnen not keen to return to Formula One

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In a style which almost reminds us of compatriot Mika Hakkinen’s exit from formula one , Kimi Raikkonen too has hinted he doesn’t want to get back into a formula one car. The Finn had joined the World Rally championship after leaving formula one last year.

When asked about his return to formula one, he said :

“I would have the opportunity to go to F1, but I think I’ve seen off that career.”

Now that is going to leave a lot of fans unhappy and disappointed. The statement shows that he is least bit enthusiastic about F1.

It was being rumoured that he would join Renault for the 2011 formula one season. Earlier he has raced with McLaren Mercedes and the Ferrari F1 team. Ferrari had last year released him 1 year prior to the expiry of his contract.

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August 21st, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Lewis Hamilton goes into damage control on Jenson Button incident

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TURKISH GRAND PRIX F1/2010 -  ISTANBUL 30/05/2010

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button also came close to colliding at last week’s Turkish Grand Prix, however their incident was thoroughly overshadowed by the one involving the two Red Bulls of Sebastien Vettel and Mark Webber.

As Red Bull PR went into damage control by releasing what seem like canned and cooked up interviews, the McLaren PR seems to have gone into lets take advantage mode. McLaren PR again came out with quotes in which Lewis Hamilton professes his love for Jenson Button. This could also be damage control for a radio conversation that came out on formula 1’s official website.

The conversation goes something like :

After Lewis Hamilton was asked to conserve fuel

Lewis Hamilton says “Jenson’s closing on me you guys”

and asks his team “If I back off , is Jenson going to pass me or not?”

The voice from McLaren replies “No Lewis, no”.

Its another matter than Jenson Button did overtake Lewis Hamilton, Hamilton later regained the lead.

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Read ahead for the quotes :

“Jenson and I both want to win, but not in an aggressive manner. The fighting won’t happen with me and Jenson,”Lewis Hamilton  was quoted

“We got a one-two in Turkey and it was a professional drive from two team-mates. You couldn’t ask for more from a partnership. We are both world champions, we’re both professionals and we both have a huge amount of respect for each other,” he added.

“When I win he is happy for me and vice-versa. Jenson is a great bloke, a very supportive team-mate and he is doing a solid job. It works both ways. I have no doubts that the rest of the season will be the exactly the same,” Lewis Hamilton added

What a mutual admiration society 😀 , I can already predict similar quotes from Jenson Button within the next month.

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June 7th, 2010 at 10:53 am

Monaco Grand Prix : Held at the sin city of formula one : Steinmetz Diamonds on the McLarens

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Monaco is the ultimate grand prix experience, the glitz, the glamour and ofcourse the horse power punching cars. We do this post every year, whether its posting the Steinmetz diamonds on the McLarens or the Indian Empress Yacht of Vijay Mallya or the Star Wars inspired clothing of Red Bull pit crew. So is it possible to write about all the excesses of the Monaco Grand Prix in 1 big post, probably not, thats why I am going to be using the old formula of 1 excess per post. This post is reserved for the diamonds on McLarens’ F1 cars.

Steinmetz Diamonds on the McLarens  –

This is a tradition isnt it, diamonds shall be encrusted on F1 car steerings and F1 helmets of the McLaren drivers. This year they have encrusted the actual years of the championships which Lewis Hamilton and Jenson button have won. They chose 08 and 09 instead of 2008 and 2009 (smart people ).

I still remember that they had once made an ice formula one car for Kimi Raikkonen to go with his image of the iceman. Unfortunately for the diamond company, neither Lewis Hamilton nor Jenson Button exhibit that kind of charisma.

Here are the diamonds for your pure visual pleasure :

Jenson Button Diamond Helmet

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button Diamond Helmet and Steerings

 

Its interesting to note, that Hamilton is not using this helmet till now.

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May 15th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

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