No. They’re still with Renault. Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula One driver Daniil Kvyat just retired from the Chinese Grand Prix in a massive cloud of engine failure smoke.

At least his brakes aren’t on fire this time. Poor Kvyat can’t catch a break this weekend.

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UPDATE: Sorta-sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso is in the same boat. Max Verstappen’s engine just failed with two laps to go, bringing out the safety car.

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Worse yet, the marshals completely knackered Toro Rosso’s front wing trying to turn the dead car into the pits. They took too long to clear the wreck, and the race finished under the safety car.

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Start the popcorn now for Red Bull team principal Christian Horner’s post-race interviews and/or interactions with Renault Sport F1 Cyril Abiteboul.

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