Brendon Hartley's father has scoffed at reports his son is headed to Ferrari as a simulator driver.
On Tuesday (NZ time), Italian media outlets suggested that the discarded Toro Rosso driver was the front-runner to fill the development role at the F1 giants, which plays a key part in car performance.
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Bryan Hartley dismissed it as mere speculation.
"It's just rumours," he told Newshub.
Hartley said his son is currently enjoying a holiday in the South Island and hasn't contemplated his immediate future, since returning to New Zealand in December.
Ferrari lost their 2018 test drivers Antonio Giovanazzi and Danil Kvyat to Sauber and Toro Rosso respectively, with Hartley and former Williams driver Sergey Sirotkin linked as replacements.
Hartley is signed to Porsche for 2019, potentially filling the new seat in Formula E. The Kiwi does have a clause in his contract that allows him to pursue work in Formula One.