The fact that the camera view is from behind the windshield does not mean it is realistic. Lead in the third person is a lot more realistic. For the reason that at what time you drive within cockpit view you have completely no peripheral vision. I would like to perform that in real life? OK be there in your car and wrap the entire windows and after that cover the right half of your windshield. That's what it's approximating driving in cockpit view within a game. These are indisputable facts. If you drive in cockpit view because they think it looks good because it is nothing more than a disadvantage.