The Australian impressed during his debut season at Red Bull, winning three races and comfortably beating team-mate Sebastian Vettel who duly moved to Ferrari. With Kimi Raikkonen yet to see his deal extended for next season, Ferrari has a potential vacancy in 2016 and team principal Maurizio Arrivabene hinted at an interest in Ricciardo.
Ricciardo says his priority is to be in a competitive car and believes both Ferrari or Red Bull can provide him with that.
"First and foremost, not talking about contracts or anything, what I want is to win," Ricciardo said. "A lot of my frustration this year is because of that. We are not in a position to win and as a driver that is the only thing I want, at least in this point of my career when I am still young and hungry, and I feel I have still have a lot of potential in me. That is what I want.
"Obviously with contracts, it is not as easy as saying 'yeah I will go to Ferrari and that is that.' There are things in place, and right now it would be, from my understanding of contracts, it is not likely that I can get out.
"But at the same time, I really feel that Red Bull can make a change for next year and can get back up the front. I still think we have good people in the team. I think we still have the ingredients to do it, it is just making that next step – it has to be the right step and I think we can get back up there.
"Going back on the Ferrari thing; it is nice to be recognised by a team like that so I will take it a compliment and see what happens."
Asked if he could rule a move to Ferrari out at the end of the season, Ricciardo replied: "It is a tough one.
"I will probably never rule anything out completely, because I don't have experience with contracts. I haven't been in F1 all that long. I am sure things can change; anything can change. Dietrich said some things in the press as well, and you never know what is going to happen. As I said, it is unlikely but yeah…"
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