Romain Grosjean admits wearing the red of Ferrari "is something special", but says he needs to take "more steps" before he can get there.
The Frenchman, who made his Formula 1 debut in 2009, is expected to swap Lotus for the new Haas F1 Team with the American-based squad set to make the announcement on Tuesday afternoon.
However, there has been plenty of speculation that it is a stepping stone for a move to Ferrari in 2017, especially with Haas having a technical partnership with the Scuderia.
"For everyone working in motorsport – engineers, mechanics, drivers – it's a dream team. That red colour is something special," Grosjean told Sky Sports News HQ.
"It would be good in the future, but there are more steps behind that."