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2017-05-04 08:46

RICCIARDO FOCUSING ON RED BULL Daniel Ricciardo has played down reports linking him with a move to Ferrari and has said that Red Bull is far off the pace set by Mercedes and Ferrari. AP:Janos Marjai

Austria - Daniel Ricciardo has played down reports linking him with a move to Ferrari. It is not the first time the Australian has been mentioned in connection with the fabled Italian team, but Red Bull consistently reports that it has the 27-year-old under contract for the next two years.

Osterreich newspaper quotes Ricciardo as saying: "Definitely I want to be in the fastest car if possible, but there's nothing in my head at the moment."

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However, he does admit that Red Bull is currently not in pacesetters Ferrari and Mercedes' league.

Ricciardo said: "At the moment we are not in the fight for the world title."

The premier energy drink-owned team is preparing a major step forward with a 'B' car for the next race in Barcelona, said to be a full second per lap faster.

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He added: "If we are strong in Barcelona, it could be the turning point." 

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