Motor rcing-Vodafone to end to McLaren sponsorship

MELBOURNE, March 14 Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:45am EDT

MELBOURNE, March 14 (Reuters) - British mobile operator Vodafone will end its seven-year title sponsorship of Formula One team McLaren at the end of 2013, the team said on Thursday.

"Having met and exceeded all the highly ambitious targets that Vodafone had set for its title partnership with McLaren, the company has now decided to focus on business priorities away from Formula 1 sponsorship," read the statement.