The Singapore track revealed the Red Bull RB9/Sebastian Vettel combination's full potential for perhaps the first time this season.
The emphasis on low-speed downforce played perfectly to the car's strengths, and the big direction changes into slow corners were perfect for Vettel, with his skill in manipulating the car's weight transfer to allow him to get off the brakes and onto the gas earlier than anyone. As a total package they were utterly devastating, by far the most dominant they have been all year.
When he needed to be, Vettel was over two seconds per lap faster than the world's best drivers in the best cars. The tougher 2012 generation of tyre has probably also aided Red Bull, allowed its downforce advantage to be fully used. An inopportunely-timed safety car stole 10 seconds of his advantage, yet still he won by over half a minute.
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