Pérez says 'boring' F1 needs more winners
12 July 2014 – Sergio Pérez says Formula 1 needs more winning teams to avoid fans being turned off, following Mercedes' dominant start to the season that has seen the outfit triumph in eight out of nine races.
In an attempt to make the sport more entertaining, standing restarts and titanium skidblocks – aimed at producing sparks – have been rubber-stamped by the FIA for introduction from the 2015 campaign.
But Force India driver Pérez believes that the focus should be on levelling the playing field, through budget restrictions and clearer technical regulations, to give more outfits a chance of competing at the front.
"I think Formula 1 is looking for a way to make things more entertaining, and I think the best way to make it entertaining is to give opportunities to more teams to fight for victories," Pérez explained to GPUpdate.net.
"We all know who's going to win on Sunday, 99 per cent. Of course, every single driver would love to be in the position of Lewis [Hamilton] and Nico [Rosberg]. But as a fan I don't like that because it gets boring.
"I like to see a couple of teams fighting for the victory, and I think you can do that by reducing the budget gap [between the teams] and also establishing a bit more the rules and what you can do on the cars."
While seven different drivers won the opening seven races in 2012, only eight have triumphed since.
"In the future it would be great to have Force India, Williams, Sauber... fighting against a team like Mercedes," Pérez went on to comment. "I'm not saying that Force India has to be a World Champion, but it would be great if they had the opportunity to at least fight for a big result, such as one race victory or something like that.
"It's a big boost, not only for the team but also for Formula 1, to have these kind of results."