Form suggests that the tight, twisting Marina Bay Street Circuit doesn't favour the W09. So despite a rich run of results that sees him 30 points clear in the title race, Lewis is keeping his expectations in check and his feet on the ground heading into this weekend and beyond.
"Honestly, I never even have expectations every time I come to a race, I must just tell you that. I guess ultimately our expectation is for us to give it our all and try to perform as well, if not better, than in the past races. Collectively, as a team, we have done a tremendous job in the past races and we want to try and keep that quality of performance.
"There are a lot of points still available so the approach is exactly the same as it has been all year long. It seems to be working, so we'll just keep that up for as long as we can. But we do expect there are going to be some difficult races ahead. Obviously Ferrari have been ahead of us for the past few races, so keeping up with them, if not passing them, is going to be tough.
"Red Bull been there or thereabouts in quite a lot of the races, so you have to assume this is usually a good race for them. I think this weekend, it's a downforce circuit and they're always good on their rear tyres as well so this should undoubtedly be a strong weekend for them, as it was last year."