Jun.12 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Red Bull has ruled Daniel Ricciardo out of the running for a Ferrari seat in 2016.
Already linked with the place currently occupied by Kimi Raikkonen, Australian Ricciardo fired the Ferrari rumours even more in Canada when he admitted his growing frustration with Red Bull.
“For my career, I need to be aware of what’s happening,” he said. “I don’t want to be one of the champions who never was.”
Team boss Christian Horner, however, played down the prospect of losing Ricciardo at the end of the year, insisting the 25-year-old has a “long term” deal.
And Dr Helmut Marko, boss of Red Bull’s driver programme, has now told Germany’s Sport Bild: “Daniel has a bulletproof contract with us.”
He said there is “nothing at all” to the current rumours of Ricciardo’s departure.
“He will definitely be with us in 2016,” Marko announced.
And Even Ricciardo admits he is committed to Red Bull for 2016.
“I’ll be here next year and we’ll see how we go,” he told the Telegraph newspaper in Canada last week.