Team principal and race commentator Harry Westwood has spoken up about the reaction to his comments regarding Ocelot during the airing of the British V-Prix. He released a statement earlier today, which read as follows.
"First of all, I would like to make one thing abundantly clear; I am not, and will not, be apologising for my remarks regarding Ocelot last race. It isn't happening! But let me explain why.
First and foremost, neither myself, nor Bradley have called for Ocelot to be removed from the series. Nor will we, as it is an absurd idea. I'm irritated that words have been shoved into our mouths like that but I suppose that's just what happens in these situations. We merely suggested an alternative solution has to be found, since they're so far off the pace. Yes a lot of us have had seasons where we've struggled but this is a very large margin back to a single team that cannot move forwards pace wise. They're doing a great job to not be last in the constructors yes but on track they're nowhere.
Secondly, at the end of the day, we're not all here to make friends and sit around the campfire singing songs and roasting marshmallows. We're here to win, pure and simple, and we do all get along (I believe), however I'm certainly not going to censor what I say because it may or may not upset a rival team.
Finally, as a commentator, my job is to keep fans informed and updated, make races interesting, and spark conversation and attention within the sport's fanbase, which is something I feel Bradley and myself have done.
I of course speak for myself in this statement, but there will be no apology from me. All Bradley and I were saying is a conversation needs to be had and something needs to change, and I even said Ocelot wouldn't like it. Just because I was right, doesn't mean it no longer needs to be had."