The move would be beneficial to both parties. Renault would have difficulties to cut employment in line with the resource limiting agreement. Richards can do this easier as part of his ongoing concern. He is set to sell his Banbury premises and move his ProDrive organization to Enstone. Any surplus personnel would have job opportunities with ProDrive and potentially also with Aston Martin.Richards, who previously ran the Benetton and BAR teams and has been keen to re-enter the Formula One fray, will become the figurehead of the new team from the start of next season after secret negotiations that have been continuing for two months. The team are expected to be sold to him apart from a minority stake retained by Renault, but the formal change of ownership may not take place for 12 months. In the meantime, the team will probably retain their name, although it is also possible they might adopt a new title combining Renault with Prodrive.
FOM have an interest to see the Renault name continue in the sport but it would be as a silent partner just getting brand exposure for equity in a mid term arrangement.
Obviously this is a win win situation for everyone. The FIA have been keen to get Richards on board but two attempts so far have failed because the situation always hit some show stoppers in the last minute. This could be the best opportunity for Richards to get a competitive team with minimum risk and expanditure while profit chances are pretty good.
There is a lot of synergy in the scenario and if Renault is to be replaced long term by Aston Martin FIA/FOM will love the deal as an extremely good solutions compared to Honda, Toyota and BMW's exit.