Renault is considering bids from up to four parties interested in taking over the team, claims Formula 1 commercial rights manager Bernie Ecclestone.
Prodrive and Luxembourg businessman Gerard Lopez were revealed last week as vying to take control of the team, with a decision due to be made at this week's Renault board meeting. Ecclestone has said he expects the matter to be sorted in the next few weeks, and has interestingly said Prodrive and Lopez are not the only people involved.
"Richards is up against more than one person," Ecclestone told Britain's The Times newspaper. "There is the Gerard Lopez group, there is David Richards and then there are another two people.
"I don't think there is any big rush to get something done. But the sooner the better for everybody. I hope it can be done within the next 10 days and before everybody breaks up for Christmas."