What is the perfect driver?
There is no such thing truthfully.
Because not one person can be the driver. The drive team as a whole is the driver. From Primary, to human player, they all manipulate some aspect of the robot.
The best drivers know this and attempt to work together. The Coach is the external eyes, the primary is moving the robot, secondary is lining up the shot, and the human player is getting ready to reintroduce the game piece.
Without this well oiled machine, there is no driver. There is an operator. Its almost going along the lines of what’s called crew resource management. CRM is used in the aviation industry to help complete a safe flight. by definition, Crew Resource Management (CRM) is the effective use of all available resources for flight crew personnel to assure a safe and efficient operation , reducing error, avoiding stress and increasing efficiency.
Using all available resources is what makes a good pilot. Using all available resources is what makes a good drive team.
I would love to hear some input on this topic if anyone else has theory’s in driving.