Harry Westwood has released a press statement announcing the team's engine supplier for 2017 - and it's not themselves!
Westwood Racing are now going to be powered by the same Renault power units in the Holmqvist cars for the next 2 seasons. When asked why, Harry had this to say;
"The Westwood power unit has been run for three seasons now, and unfortunately has not been delivering the gains we expected from being able to work the car and engine around eachother. The fact we had no customers as well was a big factor in this decision. We want to help Renault become a great manufacturer and wouldn't be adverse to working closely with Holmqvist over the coming seasons, seeing as though we've been told that Holmqvist signed a two year contract extension to Renault. I'm actually about to make my way over there! Anyway... Will we ever make engines again? Maybe. But for now this is our path. For sure, it will be tough working with the weakest power unit now, but I think it opens up an opportunity for collaboration, which is what this sport is all about. Well, and winning, but we're not very good at that."
He also made time to comment on Nikolajis Christodoulou's performance in Belgium;
"Niko is a fantastic guy and a good driver, he's working hard right now juggling the top and lower divisions but he's doing quite well and I've been quite impressed with him. We elected not to make a big media fuss about him getting into the car as he's already under intense pressure to perform and attention from the press would've compounded that. But he's proven he's no slouch, and we look forward to working with him."