Petrov is willing to fund a berth at Renault

GP2 runner-up Vitaly Petrov is reportedly offering to buy his way into F1 this season, with just five places remaining on the 26-car grid.

In a market where there are more drivers than there are seats available, money is always going to talk in F1 – particularly when some of the teams do not have a full sponsorship roster (hello, Renault!).

As reported the other day, the Russian is reportedly keen to secure a seat with Renault.

Germany’s Bild is claiming Petrov and his portfolio of sponsors would be willing to cough up some €15M for an F1 race seat.

An example of dollars over talent in this case?

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.