Interesting speculation, WhiteBlue and ESPImperium.
It is certainly possible that ING may have enough clout to influence Renault's drivers, but I hope that Renault's management have enough pride to hire whoever THEY think is best for the team.
Just another example of how F1 has regressed to the point where it is becoming just another media for multi-national marketing, like web sites, billboards, and various forms of print and electronic advertisements. It may be inescapable, but it just doesn't feel right.
This brings back memories of Honda pressuring their clients to use Japanese drivers (Nakajima?)
Enzo Ferrari was a great man. But he was not a good man. -- Phil Hill