Michael Schumacher has ruled out winning this year's Drivers' Championship but is adamant race victories are on the cards.
After a trying start to the campaign in which he has bagged a measly two points, Schumacher is trailing Championship leader Fernando Alonso by 74.
Asked in Montreal if he was thinking about the title, the German said: "That's certainly not the case.
"I've said from the beginning of the season that this year would not be one in which we fight for the Championship.
"I might be wrong because Nico (Rosberg) has proven he is still in the game. It's still a long year and we'll find out whether that will be the case or not.
"But from my point of view, with just the two points I've scored, I don't need to think about the title."
The 43-year-old has yet to win a grand prix since returning to F1 with Mercedes in 2010 but is adamant his first win is not far off.
"I'm very confident on this," he said. "If you look at my comeback from the start to now, we are as close as we can be to having a good result this weekend."
Schumacher added that it could even happen this weekend in Canada as he's already taken seven victories at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
"I've asked that myself, I don't know," he said when asked why he had so much success at the Montreal track.
"There's nothing that sort of pinpoints that I should be good here. Honestly, I have a record for high speed to be better than my team-mates and that has never changed until now.
"It's not very much a high-speed track here, other than straight ahead, but that's not a challenge. So I don't know."
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