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Mark Webber has played down Red Bull's chances of repeating their Spanish GP domination around the streets of Monte Carlo this weekend.

Webber was by far the quickest driver at Barcelona last weekend, claiming pole position by almost a full second.

He followed that up with a pole to flag victory, taking the chequered flag 24 seconds ahead of runner-up Fernando Alonso.

The Aussie, though, has poured cold water over a repeat performance in Monaco, mainly because the layout of the principality's track is not conducive towards such big margins.

"It was an exceptional situation that we were on pole by one second," he said. "I think it would be unlikely to have that type of gap here, it's a short lap anyway and it doesn't take that long to get around here.

"The other thing is that traditionally the times in Monaco have always been pretty close.

"It's a different track layout, and this place is so unique, you don't design your Formula 1 car around Monte Carlo because there's only one track like it in the year.

"It's a very demanding venue for the car and the driver, but it requires lots of different things compared to other tracks.

"You only have to win by just enough, and hopefully we can still do it here. But whether we'll be as dominant remains to be seen. I think it's going to be a very, very competitive weekend with McLaren, Ferrari and Mercedes."

But despite believing his rivals will hot on his heels in Monaco, the Aussie is adamant that Red Bull have a package that will be competitive.

"I don't see any reason why we shouldn't be competitive here," he said. "

We've shown at every single grand prix from Singapore last year that we've been pretty competitive at most venues, so I'm looking forward to seeing how we go this weekend."

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