Williams head of vehicle performance Rob Smedley says the team doesn't "fear any track" in its battle with Ferrari.

Third and fourth place for Williams in the Italian Grand Prix - on a Monza track which suited its car - helped it leapfrog Ferrari in to third place in the constructors' championship. While Smedley acknowledges there are fewer races which are likely to play to Williams' strengths as clearly as Italy, he says the car is good enough to fight Ferrari at all six remaining rounds.

"There are going to be tracks that suit us in the remaining races, there are going to be tracks that suit Ferrari, absolutely," Smedley said. "Do I think that we can maintain third position at the end of the race in Abu Dhabi, which is the important one? Absolutely, yes.

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"That's the objective, that's what we're here to do and that's what we want to do. I've said it before that we don't fear any track. If a track doesn't suit our car that's fine, but we don't fear it. Going in to Singapore, for example, we know we have lots of strengths against Ferrari and we know that they have lots of strengths against us.

"They're a great outfit, they're a big team with a lot of resource. We show them - as they show us - maximum respect, but the objective is to beat them."

And Smedley said Williams needs to only focus on beating Ferrari this season, despite taking nine points out of second-placed Red Bull.

"It's around about 100 points isn't it? They have a great chassis and beyond doubt two great drivers, so that will be very difficult. I think our objective has to be to carry on just chipping away at it and hopefully the net result will be to extend the gap to Ferrari."