Maurizio Arrivabene says there is no suggestion that it will make a firm decision about Kimi Raikkonen's future at the end of this month, despite speculation it has approached Williams to sign Valtteri Bottas.

Raikkonen is seen as key to the 2016 F1 driver market, with the Finn relying on Ferrari to decide whether it wants to take up an option on him to remain next season.

Officially, Ferrari has made no clear indication of whether it will retain Raikkonen or not and has repeatedly deferred questions about his future, with Arrivabene insisting the focus remains on the car and not on its driver line-up.

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On the back of a strong race performance in Hungary, which was ultimately scuppered by a technical issue whilst running in second place, Arrivabene praised his efforts by saying he 'had a great race, full stop'. However, he says improving the car remains the immediate priority.

"It's interesting, because when I answer this type of question, you tell me that I am always giving you the same answer, but without thinking that you are asking the same question all the time. Our goal is to focus on the car and we have time to talk about the driver later."

Ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, sources indicated that Ferrari had agreed a fee with Williams to potentially release Bottas from his binding contract, while a decision on Raikkonen's future would be formally made by the end of July before an announcement is made - traditionally - at the Italian Grand Prix in September.

However, having previously claimed the iconic status of Ferrari means it can wait a long time before making a driver decision without compromising its options, Arrivabene laughed off the notion of an imminent deadline.

"During the summer break, normally you are doing a break, so you are not deciding, working or thinking. You are swimming, climbing, going on a mountain bike or whatever. Otherwise it is not a break, it's work!"

Raikkonen remains fifth in the F1 World Championship standings going into the summer break, but is now 84 points behind his Hungarian GP winning team-mate Sebastian Vettel.