Hamilton is hoping that the Maranello-based team can provide him with the tools needed to challenge for an eighth world title, and Ferrari will hope that one of the most successful drivers in F1 history can win them their first championship since 2008.
"We've talked to him about it for years in interviews 'wouldn't you fancy doing a Michael Schumacher and going to Ferrari and trying to make them champions again?'
"And he's always said 'look, I've been with Mercedes, even when I was at McLaren I had Mercedes engines, they're my team and my manufacturer for life' but we understand it's now going to happen.
"I am excited about it because what a story, Hamilton in a Ferrari and, I was a little bit depressed earlier in the week because - depressed's probably too strong a word - but Lando Norris is long term at McLaren, as is Oscar Piastri, George Russell nailed on long term at Mercedes Benz, Leclerc signed up long term for Ferrari, Max Verstappen long term at Red Bull, and it all looked a little bit static to be honest.
"The championship's quite mature now in terms of the venues and I'm thinking 'we need some stories', Andretti didn't get the entry, so this is just what we needed to energise it."
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