The hot topic in the paddock on Thursday was the announcement of Robert Kubica's return to the F1 grid in 2019 with Williams. Lewis has raced Robert at various points of his career and is excited to see him back.
"Is Robert younger or older than me?" Lewis joked, during the FIA press conference. When told Robert is older than him, he replied: "Oh, perfect! I'm so happy he's coming back, because Fernando is leaving and I was going to be the second-oldest driver but now I still remain the third. I can't tell you how happy I am about that.
"No, I think it's great. I raced him from karting days so I've known him for a long, long time and he was always one of the most talented drivers that I had the pleasure of racing against.
"I know he has had a really difficult time over the last God knows how many years now, and it's just great to see he's got the opportunity back and I hope he works hard on his strength and getting his mind back into gear like he was in the past and I think it's exciting for the sport to see him back in action."
Valtteri's also happy to see Robert stepping up to a race driver role at Williams: "He hasn't been racing for a while, it will be nice to see how he compares to George.
"I think for the team, they have had a tough year I know how difficult it is to keep up the motivation and the spirit when things are tough.
"Maybe a new driver line-up will bring some more positivity and things to look forward to. I am sure they are going to be full of energy, both drivers, for the great opportunity. Hopefully that will help Williams to be where they deserve to be and that is not where they are right now."