There's also been a reduction in the number of engine components that drivers have at their disposal in 2018, something Lewis believes will be difficult for teams and also put more pressure on the drivers: "It's getting harder and harder for the team in Brixworth and the people in Brackley, but they're continuously rising to the challenge which is great to see.
"I think it will be tough for everyone this year with the regulation changes. It puts more emphasis on me, making sure that I'm very careful with the engine. We just need to make sure that we maximise it as much as possible. Reliability will continue to be a key player in the sport as it has been in previous years. But I know that I got the best team working as hard as they can to make sure that we're at the forefront of that."
It's not just the technical regulations that have gone through changes, there's also been tweaks to the F1 calendar, with the French and German Grands Prix both returning. "I'm excited to be going back, Germany has such a great fan base for motor racing," Lewis adds. "It's important that we go to countries where there is a long lifeblood of fans because this sport would be nothing without its fans.
"We are going to new countries and new territories which currently might not have a real fan base and the goal is always to encourage new people to join. But we can't ignore the true fans that are at the heart and core of this sport. So I'm really glad that we're going back to both Germany and France."