Formula One: Lewis Hamilton calm as he chases records at Singapore Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton during a promotional event ahead of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix in Singapore on Sept 17, 2015.
Lewis Hamilton during a promotional event ahead of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix in Singapore on Sept 17, 2015.PHOTO: AFP

The stakes are high for reigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton at the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend.

The Briton is one win away from equalling childhood idol Ayrton Senna's 41-win mark, and one pole position away from the Brazilian's all-time record of eight consecutive pole positions. He is also one win shy of Sebastian Vettel's record of three wins at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

However, the 30-year-old is a picture of calm on Thursday afternoon, as he met international and local media at the Mandarin Oriental Singapore.

He said: "I don't feel any pressure... but matching Senna will be very special.

"I just hope we can put on a good show for Singapore, and hope we can bring lots of people in this weekend."

Hamilton, who leads the drivers' world championship by 53 points, was speaking at a technology showcase held by Epson and the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team. Epson inked a global partnership with the F1 outfit in January.