Lewis Hamilton not worried about Singapore slump

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates his win on the podium during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 12, 2016
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Lewis Hamilton says that he is not too worried about a repeat this weekend of Mercedes's poor showing in the Singapore Grand Prix last year.

Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not too worried about a repeat this weekend of Mercedes's poor showing in the Singapore Grand Prix last year.

Amid three seasons of dominance for the German team in 2014, 2015 and now 2016, Singapore last year was a rare blip, as Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel won.

"Last year, we got destroyed by Red Bull and Ferrari," Nico Rosberg, Hamilton's Mercedes teammate, said on Thursday.

"They were 1.5 seconds quicker during qualifying and it's huge."

Their team boss Toto Wolff said that Singapore 2015 means Mercedes do not necessarily go into this weekend as the overall favourites.

However, championship leader and 2014 winner Hamilton is more confident.

"Last year we were blown away by the fact that we somehow got it wrong," he is quoted as saying by the local Straits Times newspaper in Singapore. "But a lot of work went into understanding that.

"I definitely think we're not going to have as many problems as we had last year. But if we do, I think we've got the tools to correct it."

Hamilton goes into this weekend's grand prix with a two-point lead over Rosberg.

Lewis Hamilton stands in the paddock during a press conference at the Circuit de Catalunya on February 25, 2016
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9McLaren11
10Sauber5
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21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
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