Daniel Ricciardo has shrugged of persistent rumours linking him with a seat at Ferrari.
With Kimi Raikkonen’s future currently undecided, paddock talk has linked a number of drivers with the second seat at the Italian manufacturer for the 2016 season. Ricciardo, a former team-mate of current Ferrari driver, Sebastian Vettel, believes that the rumours are nothing but that.
“I don’t even know where the rumours started actually – it’s really exploded,” Ricciardo told Formula1.com
“Ferrari is probably the only top team potentially with a seat open, which is why I guess my name and a few others have been linked to that.”
Although been linked to such a prestigious seat is flattering, Ricciardo sees it all as a bit of fun at present.
“It’s a bit of a laugh. You know what, it’s fun – we talk about these things now, so it creates some variety in our conversations! Obviously it is nice to be regarded by a top team like that – it’s nice to know there is interest from other teams as well. But I am with a top team too.”
The Australian, who won sealed three race victories for Red Bull in 2014, confirmed that he had not spoken with Formula 1's oldest team at this point.
“I haven’t had any talks – we’ve had indirect talks through the media I guess!”