Mercedes & Kingspan end sponsorship deal

Mercedes’ sponsorship deal with Kingspan, a firm that made insulation material involved in the Grenfell Tower disaster, has ended a week after it was announced. The Formula 1 team were heavily criticised over the deal, with survivors of the June 2017 tragedy describing it as “truly shocking”. Kingspan said: “We are deeply aware of the sensitivities raised in recent days.”. The group added at the time that it wanted Mercedes to “immediately sever your relationship” from Kingspan. Kingspan says that its K15 insulation made up only 5% of the insulation in the block and was used without its recommendation. Both Kingspan and Mercedes emphasised that their deal was based around sustainability when it was announced.

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