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Tuesday, April 06, 2010 11:00 AM IST (05:30 AM GMT)
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Force India's Belgium Podium Voted 2009 LG Moment of the Year by Fans
New Delhi, Delhi, India, Tuesday, April 06, 2010 -- (Business Wire India) -- Formula OneT fans have voted Force India's achievement at the 2009 FORMULA 1 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX their LG Moment of the Year for 2009, as the results of the latest LG Global Fan Survey went public in this month's F1 Racing magazine.
Close to 90,000 people worldwide who took part in the wide-ranging survey were asked to choose their favourite moment of the 2009 F1 season, from 12 memorable events during the championship.
The majority of votes went to Force India's qualifying and race performances at the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, where the team claimed its first pole position, podium finish and championship points in the sport, its best result to date.
"We at LG wanted to know directly from fans their favourite moment of the year, something that made them feel good: so we asked them the question," said Andrew Barrett, Vice President of Global Sponsorships for LG.
"We put it to the vote through the LG Global Fan Survey, and Force India's result in Spa came out top," added Barrett, who presented Force India Team Principal Dr Vijay Mallya with a specially-commissioned picture during this weekend's 2010 FORMULA 1 QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX.
"Congratulations to Force India and our thanks to the fans for getting involved bringing this moment to the forefront. We are planning to ask the public to vote for the 2010 LG Moment of the Year at the end of the season and we look forward to crowing the winners."
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 84,000 people working in 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2009 global sales of 55.5 trillion Korean Won (43.4 billion US Dollars), LG comprises of five business units - Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. In 2009, LG signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner of Formula 1T and a Technology Partner of Formula 1T. As part of this top-level association, LG enjoys exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sport.
For more information, please visit www.lge.com.
About Formula OneT
Formula OneT, which began in 1950, is the world's most prestigious motor racing competition and is the world's most popular annual sporting series. In 2009 it was watched by over 520 million unique television viewers from 188 territories.
The 2010 FIA Formula One World ChampionshipT runs from March to November and spans 19 races in 18 countries across five continents.
Formula One Administration Limited, a subsidiary of the Formula One group, was founded by CEO Bernie Ecclestone and holds the exclusive commercial rights to the FIA Formula One World ChampionshipT.
For more information on Formula OneT visit Formula1.com.
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LG Moment of the Year 2009 - Dr. Vijay Mallya and Andrew Barrett
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