Sahara Force India driver Sergio Perez remains hopeful the Bahrain Grand Prix can help turn around the perception of Formula 1 in 2014 after branding last week's Malaysian Grand Prix as 'boring'.

The Mexican failed to start the race in Sepang - where he famously almost won for Sauber in 2012 - after his Mercedes-powered car developed technical issues, allowing him the perspective of watching the entire race as a spectator.

With this in mind, Perez says the dominant performance by Mercedes made it a boring race, though he did suggest the Malaysian circuit itself may have also been a factor.

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"Malaysia for me was quite a boring one," he said. "It was a boring race with Mercedes dominating and nothing happening in the midfield. Also, Malaysia, if it's not raining, there is a lot of degradation with tyres and issues with cooling, so it is difficult to follow the cars.

Despite criticism that the spectacle in F1 has lessened with the introduction of quieter V6 engines and new rules on fuel saving, Perez is hopeful Bahrain will produce a more interesting race to stoke the interest of fans.

"Here in Bahrain hopefully we can see a good race," he continued. "Generally we have good racing here and people are learning more about the cars, so hopefully for the fans and the good of F1, we can have a good show here."