The Red Bull driver has been named as a possible replacement for Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari should the Finn not remain with the team for 2016. While Ricciardo has previously said he doesn't believe he could get out of his Red Bull contract, he admits he is enjoying being linked with another big team.
“I don’t even know where the rumours started actually - it’s really exploded,” Ricciardo is quoted as saying by the official Formula One website. “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.
“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.”
And with no management team representing him, Ricciardo says he is certain there has been no contact with Ferrari.
“I am my manager. I haven’t had any talks - we’ve had indirect talks through the media I guess!”