ING Renault F1 team managing director Flavio Briatore has said that the outfit's commercial outlook is 'healthier than ever' for 2008.

Renault will welcome a 'range of new partners' this season, including Pepe Jeans, Sanho Human Service and Universia, who will all join as 'official partners'. Pepe Jeans and Sanho Human Service will enjoy on-car branding, while Universia will be present on the driver overalls.

In addition the team's roster of official suppliers has also been boosted by the arrival of Avus as the team's supplier of wheel rims, while a range of leading technology firms - APC, Appro, CD adapco and NetApp - will make a 'decisive contribution' to the brand new CFD Centre, which is due to come on-stream at Enstone in 2008

"The team's commercial outlook is healthier than ever for 2008," Briatore confimed. "Renault has demonstrated its commitment to the sport with the new CFD Centre, and we have a range of cutting-edge partners eager to collaborate on this exciting project.

"We are also delighted to welcome our new partners, Pepe Jeans, Universia and Sanho Human Service. They will join a committed collection of team partners, whose support and commitment were unwavering throughout last year; we thank them for renewing their confidence in the team, and I am sure we will enjoy a competitive season together."

2008 meanwhile will mark the second year of the ING Group's title sponsorship of the ING Renault F1 Team. ING is one of the world's leading global financial institutions, and in '07 it was the second most-visible sponsor in the sport.

"Our title partner ING successfully demonstrated the value of Formula 1 for any major global corporation during 2007, and we are excited to continue working with them in the years ahead," Briatore added.