Formula 1 chief sorry for deal with Grenfell blaze link firm
Daily Express|December 04, 2021
MERCEDES team chief Toto Wolff has apologised to Grenfell Tower families after the Formula 1 outfit signed a deal with a firm behind some of the building’s insulation.
Mark Reynolds

Kingspan’s K15 insulation was one of the products installed on the west London tower block during its refurbishment.

An inquiry is examining how Grenfell came to be coated inflammable material which contributed to the June 2017 blaze that killed 72 people.

Pressure group Grenfell United wrote to Mr Wolff urging him to ax the agreement. And Labour frontbencher Lisa Nandy said Sir Lewis Hamilton, who drives for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team, should make his views “clearly known” to the deal-makers.

In his response to Grenfell United, Mr Wolff said: “The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire was beyond imaginable to me and it should never have happened.

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