Valtteri is still chasing his first victory of the 2018 Formula One season. "It would be great for Valtteri to feel better in the car and to finish off the season strong," said Lewis. "Last year, he finished off strong which really set him up for the beginning of this year which I think he started off strong again."
Valtteri has some good memories of his pole lap from last year: "Last year was a strong race weekend for me, so I really hope it will be again. That's definitely the goal. I had a pretty strong weekend in general. I just lost it at the race start on Sunday, so I am aiming to have a good weekend."
"Like every race weekend, it's not going to be easy to beat Lewis, and that is the goal for me, and also to beat the red cars and the Red Bulls. I have a good mindset for this weekend."
Like Lewis, Valtteri has also, of course, set himself the goal of securing as many points as possible for the team so that we can win our fifth consecutive Constructors' World Championship.
"For sure, we want to finish as high as we can. We both want to win the race," said Valtteri. "As a team, we aim to be as strong as we can be in qualifying and in the race. We all know that there is a chance for us to secure the constructors' title here, but it's not something we want to think about too much."
"We are here, because we want to be the best team. To do that together as a team. We want to be the best of everyone. That is the thing that keeps us going every day, that keeps us working hard together, that keeps us united and with a good spirit. That's why winning the constructors' championship is a big thing."