Maurizio Arrivabene says he is not thinking beyond his current driver line-up in Formula 1, but says it is reassuring to know that there are drivers ready to jump into a Ferrari at 'any minute' should he need them.

The Ferrari team principal has spoken openly about the uncertain future of Kimi Raikkonen in the team beyond this season as his contract under the current terms nears its conclusion.

Indeed, though Arrivabene has signalled a desire to retain Raikkonen for another season, he is refusing to commit to the Finn on the basis that the 'risk' of losing his seat will drive him to produce better results alongside Sebastian Vettel.

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With this in mind, though the likes of Valtteri Bottas has been strongly linked as a possible successor to his countryman, Arrivabene reiterates that he is not looking beyond his current driver line-up, even if he says this is partly down to the fact he won't be short of good options should he opt to drop Raikkonen.

"Kimi staying is dependent on the results," he told the official F1 website. "If he is achieving the objective that I gave to him - why not?"

"[The objective is] A good performance. To add points to the team tally. I am working for a team with a strong tradition and Enzo Ferrari dictated this tradition. For Enzo Ferrari the constructors' championship was always of greater value than the drivers' title.

?So for us the constructors' championship is very important. To win this title you need both drivers delivering. I talked with Kimi straightforwardly, and he knows very well: the more points he can deliver, the better his chances to stay!

"I am concentrating on our two guys right now and I know very well that if needed you can have a driver that is ready to jump in a Ferrari any minute. That is not a problem. The problem is to work with the driver that we have and make sure that he is giving us the best performance."