Red Bull star Daniel Ricciardo insists he has not been in contact with Ferrari amid speculation over his future.

Ricciardo plays down Ferrari talk

Ricciardo plays down Ferrari talk

The Australian's stock has continued to rise since his switch to Red Bull from sister team Toro Rosso in 2014 as Mark Webber's replacement.

Ricciardo, 26, has been linked with Ferrari at regular intervals and he accepts he may be a target for the Scuderia if they decide to part company with Kimi Raikkonen, but stressed there has been no contact.

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

Ricciardo is under contract with Red Bull for the 2017 season but indicated he could be tempted by a move - but only if he was assured he would be able to challenge former Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel for the Drivers' Championship.

"Yeah of course, I wouldn't turn it down," he added. "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."