Ricciardo and Bottas on Ferrari wish-list for 2020

03-07-2019 10:46 | Updated: 03-07-2019 10:46
by Bobby Vincent
Ricciardo and Bottas on Ferrari wish-list for 2020

Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas are Ferrari's main targets to replace Sebastian Vettel, if he decides to retire at the end of the season.

Vettel's contract at Maranello runs out at the end of the 2020 season, but he has been rumoured recently to be considering retirement from the sport.

Ricciardo has a two-year deal at Renault, after joining at the start of this season from Red Bull. Mercedes and Ferrari considered Ricciardo for the 2019 season, but decided against and the Aussie driver may be cautious when considering his options as he firmly believes in Renault's long-term targets.

Bottas sees his current deal at Mercedes run out at the end of this season and Toto Wolff has already stated that the Finn "knows he needs to perform" to keep his seat at the Silver Arrows next season. Esteban Ocon is the reserve driver for Mercedes and he has been linked with Bottas' seat.

Ferrari have already said they have no interest in Max Verstappen from Red Bull, but according to Autoactionhis former team-mate Ricciardo interests Ferrari and so does Bottas.

The pair will be top of Ferrari's wish-list and the backroom staff at Maranello will be eager to try and find out Vettel's future sooner rather than later.

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