Sergio Perez believes that a change to make rear Formula 1 tyres ‘worse’ will be preferred by all of the drivers.
With F1 supplier Pirelli bringing new tyre constructions for 2023, teams have been getting to grips with the heavier compounds, which have increased sidewall strength.
Red Bull driver Perez believes that the tweaks have made a “worse” rear tyre, but he explained why he believed that was a positive.
“I think the rear tyres have just taken a step in the worse direction,” Perez told media, including RacingNews365.com.
“But I think it’s good, because last year the tyres were really terrible, and the front was just [degrading] while the rear was staying fairly consistent, and [the balance] was just getting worse and worse.
“At least the  tyres have a more manageable platform where, at least as a driver, you can do something, whereas last year it was just the fronts going to die.”
When asked if he thought he could take advantage of the balancing of tyre life, Perez commented that he thought all drivers would profit from the same advantage.
“Now I think both tyres are closer together. The rears are probably still a bit on the strong side but generally I feel it isn’t going to push the front as much,” added Perez.
“It will help everyone just to have a more manageable tyre wear, and something you can work on, so I think Pirelli bringing both tyres a little bit closer together is going to help to look after the tyres.
“I think Pirelli has gone in the right direction in that regard.”