Sergio Perez believes that the 2022 F1 cars will "feel bad" compared to their 2021 counterparts, given that this year's machines are deemed by many to be the best in history in terms of driveability.
Formula 1 will introduce revamped technical regulations next season, which are set to slow down the cars in a bid to improve the on-track spectacle.
Drivers have already had their first taste of the new model and, whilst Perez says it is "still very early days", he doesn't think they will stack up compared to the current generation.
"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 Motorsport.com.
"But it's obviously very different compared to the current regulations. I think these cars we 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."
Meanwhile, Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen says he's reserving judgment until he sees the new cars actually hit the track.
The Dutchman said: "It's been alright, just a little bit slower. We need to see the real car on the track and then we will adjust the simulator around it.
"At the moment everything is still a bit of guessing work, so I don't pay too much attention to it, to be honest."