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In any competition, you will have a small group that is better than the rest. So my point is that greatness, statistically, depends on the number of competitors. Suppose there was a race series with only two drivers and one driver fairly consistently beat the other. Not really impressive. GT Sport's FIA championship has literally thousands of players, so very impressive for that small group of Aliens to consistently beat the masses. Has there ever been a single race series (real or virtual) with more participants?
I suppose it is impressive, but it's possible that a larger percentage of those that actually go on to do single seaters IRL for example maybe take it more seriously perhaps and make better use of their ability as a result. I think the average person underestimates how damn good the drivers that don't make it to F1 are, and there are loads of them out there.
But I would far rather see the championships centred around cars that are much more demanding to drive (like the old GT LM test car for example) instead of Gr.4 and Gr.3 which are far too unwieldy to judge outright ability, and then I think we could judge the faster drivers more accurately.