Drivers think new Formula 1 cars ‘a bit too slow’ at the moment

Formula 1 drivers think that the new generation of cars are too slow at the moment, even if they are still hugely challenging to drive.

The first experience of the turbo V6 machines at Jerez last week showed that although the new engines are still delivering plenty of horsepower, they are lacking in cornering speed.

The best lap time of the test set by Kevin Magnussen was eight seconds off the best ever lap time set in testing at the Spanish track by Michael Schumacher back in 2004.

That speed deficit has left a number of drivers worried that F1 has lost some of its sparkle.

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