Wow, no offense but what a layman claim
You can't compare the times with 94 because the layout is not exactly the same.
And 1994 cars had more downforce than any other cars afterwards, I read on a tech book
F1 now is on same weight as FR3.5 and GP2, what is still covering them is the power. Especially FR3.5 cars have much less power than F1, otherwise they would be faster
F1 pace was pathetic today. They are way too slow in corners, it's their huge top speeds that are covering it on their's laptimes
The Jerez layout is exactly the same now as in 1994.
The 1994 cars had a good amount of downforce, and regulations in the following year's cut that a lot, true. Do you actually have downforce numbers over the years? When you look at how the 1997 cars were faster on most circuits, including Jerez, with 0.5 l less engine capacity, the time had to come from somewhere.
But overall, with the same capacity engine, the laptimes are similar so a fair if not exact comparison can be made.
What I find amusing is that many have been complaining for ages that F1 cars should have less downforce and more power, giving higher top speeds and lower cornering speeds. Inevitibly, others complain that that is the case. I didn't think F1 was pathetic today. It would probably look slow on a side-by-side comparison, but standing alone it looked ok. Plus we're not taking into account that with such new regulations, time will be found quite quickly.