Hamilton, who won nine races in the 2017 season to secure the title, failed to clinch the top podium finish in the Brazilian and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Despite Ferrari's status as Formula One's richest and most popular team, it hasn't won a driver's championship since Kimi Raikkonen in 2007.
Suzuka: Mercedes' Nico Rosberg secured pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix, less than a tenth of a second up on team-mate Lewis Hamilton here on Saturday.Williams' Valtteri Bottas was third and Felipe Massa fifth,
Geneva: Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was conscious and had his eyes open during his top-secret transfer from a French hospital to a facility in Switzerland, Swiss newspaper Blick reported. Schumacher was moved on Monday