ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 26: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing walks in the paddock during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on November 26, 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Australian F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has dismissed suggestions that he should leave Red Bull for Ferrari next season.

Aussie Racing legend Alan Jones stated during the week that he hoped Ricciardo would land at the prancing horse in 2017.

“They’ve obviously got plans for what they’re going to do next year, which I hope is going to be Daniel Ricciardo,” Jones said.

“They’re probably thinking ‘stick with the known factor — we’ve got Vettel, we’ve got Kimi’. (Kimi) does on occasion put up a good race, so I think they’ve done the right thing.

“But in terms of Daniel, I’m really confident (and) hopeful that he’ll land that Ferrari seat next year.”

However, Ricciardo said he is not considering a possible switch.

“I don’t have much more to say on it. It’s still very early in the season but to give you a boring answer but an honest answer is that I’m completely focused on this year now with Red Bull.

“So that’s where it stands at the moment.

“And I’m not exactly out of contract either."