Sergio Perez believes the lack of downforce in the new generation of F1 cars is having a detrimental effect on racing for both drivers and fans.
Tyre degradation was an issue during the race in Malaysia, while passing opportunities were at a premium, though Perez was forced to sit out after failing to emerge from the garage for the warm-up lap. Despite having a front row seat to watch the action Perez admits he was impressed by what he saw.
“Malaysia was quite a boring race,” Perez said. “F1 has changed a lot. There’s less downforce in the tyres, and although Pirelli is going really aggressive with the new harder tyre compounds degradation is not really improving. It’s because you are sliding a lot so you are degrading like it was a softer compound.