at least for me they are the problem.
When F1 was at Indy one of the teams showed the car going through a simulated race while sitting in the pits. The car was pre-programmed to accelerate, brake and pit. The driver could literally go along for the ride and just turn the wheel. The car would do everything else.
While impressive on a technical level, this takes the human being out of the equation and racing without people involved is boring. The fact that "Races are won by strategy before their are even run provided the robot driver makes no mistakes" is exactly the problem.
No balls to the wall banzai runs (Remember Billy Boat in that "Frankencar" that was assembled for him for a literal last minute run to make the Indy 500? That car had not even been driven anywhere, let alone shaken down and engineered to the nth degree - that was all heart). No driver with inferior equipment pushing it to its (and his) limits to compensate. Very little (or even no) human factor at all.
What's the point? No heart. No soul.
If you like it, watch it. But, don't sell it as intellectual. It is merely taking the driver out of the equation as much as possible.