Hello; Interesting take. I get it. All I have to do is become is become a fanboy of specific drivers and ignore their faults. Then I can stop being pedantic, huh?
This is I like the sport of F1 more than any particular driver. I want to see fair competition among the cars of the teams. I do not often have a favored driver over the decades. For sure not among the top winning drivers of the last several years.
Same for Pro football. I live too far away from the nearest team home fields to have a local favorite team. I used to watch pro football because i like the game and like to see talented players. (Stopped watching NFL a few years ago when they disrespected the flag ceremony) College football talent is not as concentrated but has become what i watch.