Red Bull's superiority around Singapore looks overwhelming. This is apparent whether standing trackside and seeing how Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber have got access to different parts of the circuit to other cars, or when looking at the long-run times of both cars. Away from the tricky balancing act of downforce and drag of the last two circuits, and back to a place that is all about downforce, Red Bull's margin of superiority has increased accordingly.
Mark Webber did a 14-lap run on the supposedly delicate super-soft option tyre during which his average was 0.7 seconds faster than the next-fastest non-Red Bull - the Lotus of Kimi Raikkonen - and was as fast at the end of it as at the beginning. Vettel's average time on the prime tyre was faster than anyone other than Webber averaged on the option.
The difference in downforce levels between Red Bull and the rest is suggested by the end of straight speeds just before Turn 7. There is an inverse relationship between the speed of the cars over the lap and their speed at this point: Red Bull was a full 13km/h slower than the fastest cars through the trap - but whereas trading end of straight speed for downforce was a problem at Monza, at Marina Bay, with its 23 corners, it was simply an indication of Red Bull's superiority. Everyone is carrying as much downforce as possible here - and that 13km/h deficit ironically indicates a massive level of superiority around this track.
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