Lewis Hamilton says he has put the disappointment of last weekend's Singapore Grand Prix firmly behind him as he prepares to kick-start his bid for a third F1 world title at one of his favourite circuits.

The Briton headed into Marina Bay with a 53-point championship lead, but left with his advantage over Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg trimmed to 41 points and with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel still in the mix. Confident that the glitch that sidelined his Mercedes on Sunday will not be repeated, however, he insists that he won't be dwelling on his first DNF of the season, but instead turning his attention to tackling one of F1's classic venues.

"Singapore was a strange weekend, but I'm chilled about it," Hamilton claimed, "It's been an incredible season so far and I've been around long enough now to accept that you can't win them all, so it's just a case of leaving that weekend in the past and moving on to the next one. Suzuka is definitely one of the greatest tracks in the world - good for overtaking, with some legendary corners that have seen historic moments over the years."

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Having added his second Japanese Grand Prix victory en route to the 2014 championship, Hamilton has good memories of Suzuka, even if last year's event was clouded by tragic events.

"Japan is always a memorable weekend," the Mercedes driver noted, "Tokyo is one of my favourite cities and the fans are incredible - so enthusiastic and welcoming.

"It was great to finally win [at Suzuka] last year and that's the target again but, of course, returning to Suzuka also means we will have Jules [Bianchi] in our thoughts and I'll be sending out strength to his family."