Despite the amount of pressure weighing on the shoulders of the drivers and the team, everyone is approaching the Mexican Grand Prix like any other race.
"Obviously the priority for us is to get as many points as possible this weekend as a team, and Lewis clearly has a great opportunity here to win the title," Valtteri admitted. "First, I really want to focus on having a good performance in qualifying and then, on race day, we'll see how it goes."
Valtteri hasn't won a race so far this year, so a victory is high on his agenda: "I'm looking forward to the last few races when I'll be trying to win at least once this year, and if it doesn't come off, then I'll be looking forward to next year."
However, recent races have shown that the competition is as fierce as ever. As well as Ferrari, Valtteri is expecting Red Bull to put in a good performance.
"I think it could be a challenging weekend," says our fast Finn. "We know that Red Bull were very competitive here last year, as were Ferrari in qualifying and also in the race. They had good race pace."
But Valtteri is convinced that the team can rise to the challenge of the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. "We've improved many areas of the car since last year. I think we struggled with similar issues last year in Singapore, but then this year in Singapore worked out OK with the car we have now. Hopefully we've fixed some of the issues we struggled with here last year and can be more competitive."
Like Valtteri, Lewis also expects it to be a three-way battle for the lead: "Ferrari were quick in the last race, so you have to assume they will be quick here as well. "Red Bull have a great car, and they are going to be really fast this weekend; it's going to be hard to beat them. They came second in the last race, and I think they will be strong in both qualifying and the race this year. I am kind of excited about that."