Grenfell survivors outraged by Lewis Hamilton car sponsorship deal

The seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is facing protests from Grenfell survivors over a “truly shocking” sponsorship deal that will see his racing car emblazoned with the logo of a firm that made combustible insulation used on the tower. Kingspan made some of the insulation used on the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower which caught fire on 14 June 2017, killing 72 people. “I am very disappointed that someone who says he supports us, wants to advertise Kingspan who contributed to the loss of innocent lives,” he said. The Mercedes team stressed that drivers were not involved in sponsorship decisions, and said in a statement: “Our partner Kingspan has supported, and continues to support, the vitally important work of the inquiry to determine what went wrong and why in the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Wolff said he was “delighted to welcome Kingspan to our team”.

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