Felipe Massa has insisted that Ferrari do still have time to fight back and beat McLaren-Mercedes, even though it won't be easy for the Scuderia.

Ferrari currently trails McLaren by 19 points in the race for the constructors' championship, while Massa himself is fourth in the drivers', 1 point behind his team-mate, Kimi Raikkonen and 21 points behind current leader, McLaren's Lewis Hamilton.

Speaking during the current summer break in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the Brazilian added that he has a lot of faith that the Maranello-based outfit will come good and that they just need to keep plugging away ahead of the final six races of the season.

"We have to think about the present and the future. I trust the team and I am sure we can repeat some of the very good results we had earlier this year," he noted. "Fortunately, many of the upcoming circuits will be much better suited to our package and I am sure we can win some races.

"It is true that some circuits did not suit us so well this year and that our main rivals have been more consistent than us in terms of performance and in fact in terms of reliability, as they had no real mechanical problems during the races. We have had some problems, which is why they are ahead of us in both championships at the moment.

"But we still have six races to fight back. We just need to keep working. It won't be easy to be ahead of them in every race and there is no testing now for a while, but at least that is the same for everyone and of course, the guys are working hard back in the factory."

 

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