Following the consecutive defeats at Belgium and Monza, Lewis Hamilton is going to be hoping to continue his march towards a sixth championship solidified by a win at Singapore.

Unfortunately, though, the situation may be altered somewhat due to the smoke coming from wildfires raging in neighboring Indonesia.

The Formula One bosses allegedly have a contingency should the air quality continue to deteriorate, though the race weekend is still scheduled to go ahead.

During the entire weekend, both the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile and the Singapore Grand Prix are going to continue to monitor the PSI levels and then respond accordingly.

The executive director for sports at Singapore Tourism Board, Jean Ng, claimed there would be assistance on-site for spectators that do not feel well. 

Masks will be available at the Singapore Grand Prix merchandise booths around the circuit parks should the conditions persist.

Aside from that, Hamilton will be looking to prevent, Ferrari’s Charles LeClerc from storming to another victory despite this race not being a power-friendly layout. This is the reason they won in Belgium and Italy.

Hamilton does have the advantage though considering Mercedes has proven superiority in the past at the Marina Bay Circuit.

Hamilton has taken four of Mercedes five victories at the 23-turn city center track, and he is looking for a third consecutive triumph. Even without the threat of night-haze, it is usually draining considering the heat and the high humidity.

He reiterated as well that he is not going into the next race just thinking that everything will go the way of Mercedes. He claimed he hopes it would be competitive.

Mercedes team boss, Toto Wolff also expected Ferrari to be a part of the shake-up in Singapore. It is in spite of Scuderia's tendency to struggle on circuits lacking long straights.

Wolff stated they would be strong on paper as would be Red Bull. Red Bull have enjoyed 12 podium finishes in Singapore since 2008 including three wins. 

The hope is that Max Verstappen, who is also gunning for the championship, can try and improve on his second-place finish in 2018.

It would be geared toward staying ahead of LeClerc in their battle for third place in the overall standings. Sebastian Vettel is another contender for the Singapore GP.

His previous performances have left several thinking the four-time former champion has lost his mojo. However, he will probably be looking for redemption at the circuit.

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