London - Mercedes is over-delivering in the Formula One title battle and going from strength to strength, according to championship leader Lewis Hamilton.
The Briton won convincingly in Singapore on Sunday, his seventh victory of the season, to go 40 points clear of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel with six races remaining and a fifth title beckoning.
Vettel had gone into the weekend as clear favourite but Hamilton seized pole position with a monumental qualifying lap that stunned even his team-mates. He then controlled the floodlit race.
"The car's true pace is 100 and we are putting out 102," the Mercedes website quoted the Briton, who headed to Thailand after the race for some promotional work before a few days off, as saying.
"Our understanding of the car, how to utilise the tools that we have - we're far more comfortable at our job right now," he added.