Perez says 2014 racing is boring

By on Thursday, April 3, 2014
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Sergio Perez says he is unimpressed with the quality of the racing produced so far in 2014.

Perez was a spectator during the Malaysian Grand Prix after his Force India failed on the way to the grid. The Mexican says that racing is more difficult in 2014.

"Malaysia was quite a boring race," Perez told ESPN, having watched last weekend's race from Force India's hospitality unit. "It was quite a boring race, with Mercedes dominating and nothing happening in the midfield."

"Formula 1 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. The lack of downforce makes following the cars difficult. Also the lack of grip that you have on the grid is really a lot, and there's more torque. The pace that we saw compared to last year was amazing, in Malaysia it was really, really slow. The racing is more difficult these days.

"It's easier to make a mistake but it's not only that. It's the fact that you degrade the tyres by sliding more, by following a car you lose a lot of downforce, so that makes things harder for us a driver to attack someone who is on a similar pace to you."

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