Fuel Fire at the Barcelona Grand Prix

15 May 2012 | Fuel Recovery, Fuel Safety

When you think of Formula 1, what comes to mind? Speed. glamour, technology, teamwork, money? Not images like the one above.

Yet even with all the hi-tech equipment and large budgets that are common in F1 teams, the fire in the Williams pit lane garage still happened. Why? Because of fuel that ignited and caused an explosion.

Injured Pit Man at Barcelona Grand Prix

If this can happen in an F1 garage, could this happen to you? To make sure that it doesn’t, you need to be using fuel removal equipment that is safe and fit for purpose. This includes storage as well. At AutoDrain we’re experts when it comes to fuel recovery and storage, so if you want to keep your staff and business safe, give us a call today or check out our fuel removal equipment.

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