Rumours have been circulating linking a move for Downton test driver Kip Maxwell to another team in the paddock, and these rumours are now confirmed as Westwood Racing confirm that they have purchased Kip Maxwell's contract.
This comes as a huge shock to most of the paddock, who didn't believe Harry Westwood was one for driver changes. Despite this general feeling throughout the paddock and his own team, Westwood has paid what's rumoured to be in the low millions for Kip Maxwell. And what comes as more of a shock, is that Boston is the one who's been scoring most of Westwood Racing's points this season. However, Westwood says, he had to go.
He says "It was a difficult decision to make, as Boston has been a great help to us in the past. However, he has not been good enough on track. When it comes to car development, he's awesome, really helpful, but he doesn't get the results we desire. You could argue, yes, that Boston has scored more points than Kinnumen. However, at Malaysia, don't forget that Kinnumen was contesting podium positions before he was taken out. Let's assume he'd have finished top six. That's another eight points or more, which would move him ahead of Boston and move us up the table also. Boston has a habit of having flukey months, where he brings home an unusual haul of points for a few weeks. I fell for it last time when he and Bacon were contesting a race seat. That was a mistake I do not wish to repeat. Boston will not drive again this season, and probably never again for this team. He is an arrogant individual, even more so behind the scenes than what even the hawk eyes of the media can pick up."
Whilst the team principal obviously feels very strongly on the matter, but rumours have been doing what they're best at; spreading. Our sources claim that there may have been a big falling out in the team between Keith Boston and Harry Westwood, with the former allegedly having an "unprofessional relationship" outside the garage with Westwood's current girlfriend. One thing is for sure though; Keith Boston could be out of a drive permanently in this series, unless someone new wishes to take him on.