Arcade vs. Sim
We'll get to all of that in a moment, but first let me talk about a few general issues with racing games. Racing video games are often split into two groups: simulation and arcade. Although many games blur the distinction between these two categories and all have varying degrees of realism, on the whole, we can typically determine what type of game it is by taking a look at specific characteristics.
Simulator games typically need more time and effort to learn and master than arcade games do. The mental effort required to complete it correctly, however, usually results in a higher level of satisfaction. A lot of professional drivers have started participating in sim racing over the past few years since it allows them to maintain their talents sharp even when they aren't on the racetrack. Furthermore, driving and drifting in simulations can even improve your abilities in real life.
On the other hand, arcade games emphasize quick gameplay and are frequently played by those who prefer to utilize a video game controller over sim racing hardware like a wheel or pedals. These video games typically have driving aids and provide a significantly less realistic experience.