A long-awaited summer break, including mandatory factory shutdowns, lies ahead for F1 team members.
The report said a new floor and diffuser, to be tested in Friday practice in Belgium, should make the Red Bull three tenths per lap faster.
Brazilian journalist Livio Oricchio said it is a myth that F1's smartest chiefs will simply lie on beaches in the next few weeks.
"We are on a par with McLaren. And we have a head start," consultant Dr Helmut Marko told Kleine Zeitung with eight races left to run in 2011.
Perhaps we don't have the strongest car at the moment, but we can still achieve good points
He also confirmed that development of the RB7 is moving ahead.
"We will continue to make the car better," said the Austrian.
Die Welt headlined after Sunday's result that second place was "The perfect defeat" for German Sebastian Vettel, whose championship lead actually extended due to Jenson Button winning.
"I definitely can live with P2," he said.
"Perhaps we don't have the strongest car at the moment, but we can still achieve good points."