Funny thing is that it is the same IRL F1. The sport has become too much of an engineering game. And rule makers dictate the outcome of races more than once.
But AFAIK, the Codies F1 series are focused on F1 from a drivers perspective.
IRL you have managers, engineers and mechanics who take care of the rest.
Not to mention the role of Team Principals.
I do agree that all these extra activities will increase the appeal of the game and most likely sales as well.
Right now it looks like they are creating some kind of F1 "sims" experience, instead of F1 "sim", including being yelled at by Team Bosses.
I am looking forward to this one, especially with the new griplevels in mind.
Most important is what happens on the track, not in the paddock.
But maybe a real F1 "SIM" like game can be made? pCars2 will have Formula "A" again. License too expensive or just exclusive to codemasters i assume.