Insulation company Kingspan and the Mercedes Formula One team have agreed to terminate a sponsorship deal, they announced in statements on Wednesday, amid a backlash over the Irish company’s connection to the Tower fire. Grenfell in 2017.
Kingspan, who has branded features on several of the team’s vehicles, said in a statement that its decision was made based on considerations of customers and employees.
The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team and Kingspan today announce that they have agreed to end their partnership with immediate effect,” the F1 team said in a statement.
Kingspan said its UK business Kingspan Insulation was a core participant in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry but it played no role in the refurbishment.
https://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/32820335/mercedes-end-kingspan-deal-amid-grenfell-backlash Mercedes closes Kingspan deal amid Grenfell . backlash