Driver contracts: Arrivabene doesn't want to hear it!

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Scuderia boss Maurizio Arrivabene says he won't be talking about the future of Ferrari's drivers any time soon to avoid any distractions potentially detrimental to the team's season.

Both Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen see their contracts expire at teh end of the 2017 season.

The German has been linked to a move to Mercedes for next season but if Ferrari prevails this year it's likely Vettel extends his stay at Maranello.

Indeed, Arrivabene is hoping to keep the Australian GP winner happy for as long as possible.

"Talking about contracts now is only distracting the attention of our drivers, so I’m not ready to talk about any contracts," said the Italian manager.

"Then, I would like to see Sebastian happy during the season, because if Sebastian is happy, that means the car is very quick."

The speculation around Kimi Raikkonen seems a bit more straight forward with many expecting the 37-year-old Finn to call it a day on his F1 career.

Should that be the case, all of Italy is hoping that new sensation and Ferrari reserve driver Antonio Giovinazzi would become a full-time member of the Scuderia.

The 23-year-old made his GRand Prix debut in Australia with Sauber last weekend, and could get another outing in China next week if Pascal Wehrlein decides to remain once again the sidelines as he deals with an insufficient physical  level.

The last Italian to race for Ferrari was Giancarlo Fisichella in 2009.

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