The start of a new season is always an intriguing time and Lewis is excited to see how the team and its rivals fare in Australia this weekend.
"Ultimately it's a privilege to be in Formula One," the Brit said. "It's a privilege to be racing for the team I'm racing for, with the heritage that they have, to be part of a sport that's progressing and changing with the times and to be at the forefront of it, competing against the best drivers you can compete against.
"When you come to the end of your career, you want to know that you competed against the best. The ultimate goal is to be the best and I think you have to go up against the best.
"It's been a great experience to be able to race against Sebastian and I think this is an exciting year for Formula One fans, being that we have two four-time World Champions battling it out.
"But, Daniel's been smiling quite a lot today so I think you're going to be surprised just how competitive Red Bull are this weekend.
"There's a lot of hype around our team, for example, which I think is difficult to take much notice of because the last test was a little bit distorted with the track the way it was and everyone was on different fuel loads. So, I'm excited to see how we all fare up once we get into practice."