Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel has 46. It hasn't come close to matching the Scuderia or championship leader Mercedes for pace. Such a tough corner invariably puts drivers under strain, and Hamilton sustained a puncture and retired after bumping tires with Red Bull's Mark Webber in 2010.
McLaren have endured a miserable year, and are last but one in the constructors' championship.
At Monza, the Prancing Horse hoped to show it had made progress at high-speed tracks but instead was badly flogged, with Hamilton leading teammate Valtteri Bottas to the checkered flag and Vettel arriving a distant third, 40 seconds behind the victor. Add to that the record of Vettel himself during his career in Asia, everything points to a hard few weeks for the Mercedes team as a whole.
Sunday's race in the city-state would otherwise have been the last.
It has been non-stop for Hamilton since his win at Monza took him three points clear of Vettel in the race for this year's title.
Vettel and Hamilton both have 18 scoring finishes in a row.
Decked out in weather-appropriate denim cut-offs and high-tops accessorised with a flashy gold chain, the British superstar may be sweating under his designer gear in Singapore, but he is keeping ice cool as the title race heats up here at this weekend's 2017 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix.
Whilst Wolff could be playing a psychological game of cat-and-mouse, the slow and meandering circuit of Marina Bay will not favour his team during the course of the next few days. It is Vettel who tops the card with four Marina Bay wins coming in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015. Well, little to show for it, as he valiantly managed to salvage one championship point, after his shenanigans with Massa.
Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen was only ninth quickest after his ultra-soft run, 1.983s off the pace. The team's restrictive engine should be less of a burden around the twisty and fast streets of Singapore and both Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen have been talking about how big an opportunity this is for the team for a long while.
Hamilton and Vettel have both been on pole three times in Singapore. The duo of Vettel and Hamilton combined have won six of the nine races that have taken place in Singapore.
The Straits Times' F1 columnist David Tremayne certainly feels that as the 20-round season swings towards its last seven races, Singapore can be a turning point, especially since the prancing horses of Ferrari won in the street circuits of Monaco and Hungary this year. Past year it was deployed on the opening lap.
That marked yet another milestone: youngest driver to start an F1 race from the front row. Last year's lasted one hour and 55 minutes. Hamilton and Mercedes also have a chequered history in Singapore, even if now retired 2016 champion team mate Nico Rosberg won there past year.