The veteran Scot, linked also with retaining his Red Bull drive but also with Toyota, blankly refused to rule out what appeared initially to be a merely far-fetched story.
''It's inevitable that everyone has to know what the market-place offers,'' said Coulthard, 35, whose career was rescued by Red Bull last year following a nearly decade-long stay at McLaren.
Asked directly if he had spoken with Jean Todt about a red-colored racing berth, he replied: ''That's none of your business.
''Everyone talks to everyone at this stage of the season.''
It is a possibility that the dubious Ferrari story is part of Martin Brundle-managed Coulthard's negotiations with his current team; which, incidentally, is powered by Ferrari engines.
DC continued: ''I don't believe there's any fight or struggle (to keep the seat).
''It's quite clear that I want to drive the (Red Bull) car next year.''