Ferrari's statement was light on details, just 20 words long, but Italian Formula 1 journalist Leo Turrini revealed further information on Sky Sport 24.
He said: "Hamilton signed a 2+1 contract, also with a view to 2026. We are in the presence of a historic event, such a successful driver has never arrived at Ferrari.
"Michael Schumacher had won two championships when he arrived. We are in the presence of something extraordinary."
That information from Turrini suggests that Hamilton will be in red until at least the end of the 2026 season, and at least a season longer if they impress him with their first car after the 2026 regulation changes.
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