What you guys don't realize is that codies probably always had these variables to affect performance in Career Mode and they are making it public this year for the driver market in MyTeam and Career. This just means we'll have an actual number to compare drivers instead of looking at the championship or individual race pace.
Especially after 4 or 5 years in previous career modes, we would have a Lance Stroll at the top and a Lewis at the bottom without any indication. I would liken this FIFA's downgrading of rating in their career mode due to age and poor performances. Now there are variables which show us this change in performance.