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Car for all tracks

Any signs that Red Bull was losing its dominance over the F1 field were put pay to by this year's champion-in-waiting Sebastian Vettel's dominance of the recent Italian Grand Prix in Monza.

The race served as a useful comparison between the current Red Bull car and that of last season's. In the past, the Red Bull cars have struggled when there's a lot of downforce, but that seems no longer to be the case.

'The difference between this year's car and last year's car here at Monza is huge,' said Vettel after Sunday's win, according to O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper.

His teammate Mark Webber added: 'The tracks where you do not need high downforce were our biggest problem. So I think our biggest improvement this year was in that area.'

Felipe Massa, who only ever sees the back of a Red Bull if he's lucky, was in full-throated agreement. 'Red Bull have managed to develop a car that is capable of being fast and reliable on any track and in any kind of temperature,' said the Brazilian driver.

His teamate Fernando Alonso concurs. 'They have a big advantage,' he said.

'As the regulations will not change much for 2012, we need to find more than one second in our car for next year, which will not be easy,' he added.

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