Max Verstappen feels that confidence has nothing to do with whether he has the pace to win races as he goes into an F1 weekend as the championship leader for the first time in his Formula 1 career.
Verstappen took a crucial victory last time out at Monaco and has a slim four-point advantage over main title rival Lewis Hamilton. Baku is another track where Verstappen has never been on the podium and he thinks Red Bull should be competitive in Azerbaijan.
"Confidence has nothing to do with being quick in Baku," Verstappen told RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press. "It's about if you just feel good in the car and the cars is doing what you want.
"Baku is a completely different street circuit where you run low downforce because of that long straight and the grip levels also feel quite low there. Normally we should be quite competitive but let's see."
Verstappen has also played down his chances of winning the title, saying that their is still a long way to go and reiterating the importance of not making any unforced errors.
"It's important to score every Sunday, avoid mistakes, or at least make big ones," said Verstappen. "So far we have been a team that has made less mistakes [than Mercedes] and that is why we are on top in the championship."