Perez sceptical about next season’s cars – “Everything will feel bad”

Sergio Perez is sceptical about next season’s cars, saying that they won’t be as enjoyable to drive as the current ones.

Next season will see new regulations implemented into the sport. They will be accompanied by new cars tailor-made to suit the directives.

The cars will be slowed down to try and improve wheel-to-wheel racing and overtaking. The drivers have already tried them out on their simulators.

Perez is sceptical about next season’s cars, and said that they are very different to the ones he races in now, which he considers the best ever car he has driven in his career.

“I have only been driving (the 2022 car) a couple of times on the simulator, so we have to wait until we hit it on track and start from there,” Perez told Autosport.

Perez (pictured) thinks the current cars are the best. Source:

“But it’s obviously very different compared to the current regulations. I think these cars are currently driving, we’ll never see them (again) in the history of Formula 1.

“These are the best cars we have driven, or all people have driven in the history, so unfortunately everything will feel bad compared to these cars. But I hope it is just enjoyable to drive.”

Warning sign

Perez also gave his thoughts on the new regulations, and said that it could be bad for the sport if one team is able to figure them out quickly and develop better than the others.

“When you leave certain regulations for a long period of time, then you see what happens,” he continued.

“These days, the margins are so small that you have five or six teams that can be on the podium on Sunday on pure pace.

“I think going into next year, the one that will get it right will get it quite right and will have an advantage compared to the others. It will take years for the others to catch up.

“Possibly the regulations are so limited that everyone will get it right and it will be really close, but I don’t think so.

“But I think Formula 1 needed the change for many reasons, financial reasons as well. So we just have to wait and see what these new regulations bring,” he concluded.

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