Bahrain Update: Has Red Bull Switched Engine Suppliers Yet?

Nope. Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo’s Infiniti Red Bull Racing car at least made it to the end this time, but not before the engine exploded into a huge cloud of smoke at the very end.

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Fellow Renault-powered Red Bull-sponsored team Toro Rosso fared a tad worse, with both cars retiring before the end of the race. Carlos Sainz Jr. retired with a loose wheel, and Max Verstappen came back into the garages during the race with a different technical issue, which wasn’t specified on the telecast.

Red Bull teammate Daniil Kvyat, however, made it to the end for a change, unlike last weekend, where his engine blew up at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Naturally, the Renault-powered teams have become the most vocal proponents of tweaking the four-engines-per-season limit for this year due to the fragile nature of their power units.

Here’s the video of Ricciardo’s big blow, in case you missed it:

This concludes your Renault Engine Death Watch for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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