Its fine to have different opinions but you should at least watch your language.
But it was not used as a pronoun, adverb, verb, noun, etc.
It was solely used for denoting effect, emotion, and opposition of view.
And it is probably better to have factual references, rather than opinions.
Most of what separates the drivers is measured and has been measured. And left foot breaking (I think) was the most telling.
But @Frank Dernie answered it more authoritatively, and without the use of colourful language.
At the amateur end, your hypothesis about car and driver “as a system”, is largely true.
And I guess it is like audio in that there is then a “Synergy”?
Also most amateur’s are seeking PBs every outing.
It is more rare that they seek consistency.
I would rate consistency as the most important… as one can then tell if a different technique, line, etc. is resulting in a better lap.
Without it, then we have no idea where a good lap comes from.
So it IS a lot like audio, where lots people have no idea where good things come from, and how to repeat it.
But it is not like audio in that there is a lot of data, and lots of engineers pouring over the data. They are not using “opinions”.