Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz is unhappy with the current state of Formula 1 after declaring that the results have "nothing to do with racing any more".

There has been plenty of criticism in recent weeks for the fast-degrading Pirelli tyres, with the Italian firm being put under some pressure to produce a more durable rubber.

McLaren driver Sergio Perez said that a number of drivers were worried about the sheer volume of tyre failures and now Mateschitz has blamed the tyres for a lack of racing.

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Sebastian Vettel takes a pit stop during the Spanish Grand Prix. [Reuters]

"Everyone knows what happens here," Mateschitz told the BBC. "Under the circumstances, we can neither get the best out of our car nor our drivers. This is a competition in tyre management. Real racing looks different."

Mateschitz owns Red Bull and Toto Rosso and is said to have a great deal of influence within F1. He met with Bernie Ecclestone after Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix but would not reveal what the two discussed.

He does feel as though too much importance is put on tyre management and that this has led to practice becoming less interesting.

"There is no more real qualifying and fighting for the pole, as everyone is just saving tyres for the race," added the Red Bull supremo.

"If we would make the best of our car we would have to stop eight or 10 times during a race, depending on the track."

Pirelli were asked to produce more exciting races by increasing the number of pit stops back in 2011 but Mateschitz believes they have simply gone too far.

"Yes, it was the target to get more excitement into the races by more stops for tyre changes, but not that much," he explained. "This is now a different situation from the original intention."

While Mateschitz is concerned that there is a lack of genuine racing, Perez was simply worried about the drivers' safety, saying: "It's a big concern for all of us. You see two or three cars every weekend having this problem. There can be a really serious accident."

Pirelli boss Paul Hembery said this week that he company would consider changing their approach after declaring that the four stops that Fernando Alonso took to win in Spain was too many.

We aim for two to three pit stops. Today was too many," Hembery told the BBC. "We got it wrong. We will make changes, probably from Silverstone."