Marko denies Max to Ferrari rumours

Date published: August 13 2015

Contrary to the latest rumours doing the rounds, Max Verstappen will not be off to Ferrari any time soon as he has a long-term contract with Red Bull Racing.

As the silly season continues during F1's summer break, the list of candidates to replace Kimi Raikkonen is growing.

While Valtteri Bottas is believed to be heading the list, Nico Hulkenberg is also a possibility.

And now too is Max Verstappen.

According to reports, Ferrari are keen on the Dutch teenager although they could wait until 2017 to make their move.

Helmut Marko says that's won't happen.

Asked about the rumours, the Red Bull advisor told F1-insider.com: "I find that very interesting.

"However I know that Max has a long-term contract with Red Bull, which also includes the 2017 season."