Ricciardo aware of Ferrari interest and open to move


Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo knows of Ferrari's interest in him, though the Australian would only join the Formula One giants if he was fighting for a world title.

With Kimi Raikkonen's future at Ferrari beyond 2016 far from certain, Ricciardo's name has emerged as a potential team-mate for Sebastian Vettel.

Ricciardo is under contract with Red Bull next season, but the 26-year-old is open to a move to the Italian manufacturer.

"It's like last year, I understand if they were to make a change I'm a driver on their list," Ricciardo told Autosport.

"Am I the only driver on that list? Probably not. Am I their top pick? I don't know. They haven't made anything clear to me.

"There haven't been any calls saying 'we're going to get rid of Kimi, we want you, can you do it with your contract?' this or that.

"I'm aware they'd be interested, I don't blame them!

"But other than what's been said in the media there's been nothing else, honestly."

Having already worked alongside Vettel at Red Bull, Ricciardo added: "I wouldn't turn it down.

"But the only reason I would jump ship and go up against him again would be to fight for a world title.

"Otherwise, if it's just to have a [different] team-mate, I would rather try against a Lewis [Hamilton] or Fernando [Alonso] or something different."