Toto Wolff says he has no reason to believe Mercedes won't be back to its best for the Japanese Grand Prix following his unexpected performance slump in Singapore.

Having largely dominated all season, Mercedes found itself comprehensively out-performed by Ferrari and Red Bull in Singapore, even before its championship leader Lewis Hamilton suffered a technical-related DNF.

It's a blip that the team has freely admitted remains unexplained, but while it maintains it is wary about the pace of its rivals, Wolff remains confident it will return to form at Suzuka just a few days on.

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"The performance in Singapore was far below expectations and left us with plenty to think about moving forwards. But move forward is what we will do. We remain calm, learn our lessons and use the pain of those disappointments as motivation to get back on top.

"One bad weekend does not negate what has been an incredible season so far and we know our car is competitive. But we also recognise the constant threat from our rivals.

"Whether Singapore was a blip or not, we cannot take our position at the front for granted and expect not to get caught out. Suzuka is a track which should suit us better, so this will be a good indicator."