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2015-07-01 07:58

FERRARI BOUND? Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has once again been linked with a move to Ferrari. Image: AP / Joshua Paul

LONDON, England - Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says there is "no risk" Red Bull will lose Daniel Ricciardo to Ferrari.

Ricciardo, whose frustration with the situation at Red Bull is beginning to show, earlier told reporters that Ferrari's apparent interest for 2016 was "nice" and "a compliment" but also acknowledged that he was under a firm contract.

The Australian said: "I don't have experience with contracts, but I would never rule out anything completely."

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Helmut Marko, however, has said Ricciardo's deal was "bullet-proof"; team boss Horner also says the 25-year-old was definitely staying.

"There is no risk or discussion of him being anywhere else other than Red Bull for a minimum of three years," said the Briton.

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Ricciardo, however, said he no longer believed Red Bull could catch up with the front-runners in 2015, even though he thought that, with a better engine, the RB11 would be "in the ball park" with Mercedes and Ferrari.

He as less convinced that Renault's hope of improving its struggling engine could bear fruit in 2015. So, while Red Bull has car improvements ready to run at Silverstone.

Ricciardo said: "In terms of power, we may find small things over the year, but I think it is what it is for this season.

"For the car, we have a little bit coming for Silverstone which seems like a promising update. I think Silverstone will be better."

The 26-year-old, was in Mexico this week (June 26-30) with team mate Carlos Sainz, performing a couple of show runs for his current team:

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