I don't know...
A person driving a car to it's 99.999 percent possible speed and 100 percent means you wreck it.... And that person does not have a ejection seat... Nor a fair amount of distance to fall back to a hard surface aka Earth.... Makes driving a race car much harder in it's own way. And yes I believe there is a level of talent to race driver's. Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon and Cale Yarborough, David Pearson, Tim Richmond, Bobby Allison and some others had certainly more takent than many other drivers in Nascar. Same is true in drag racing and F-1. Senna, Jackie Stewart and others had more talent than other drivers.
I believe the same is definitely true with pilots in the air too. Zero doubt about that. Especially back in time even back to WWI and WW II, and the Korean war. I wonder how many of the pilots in the last 10- 20 years could fly extremely well in old analog war planes?? The fly by wire controls which increased as time went forward beginning in the 1960s into the 1970s had to be brought into being because of such great jet airplane capability. That technology had to have made it that easier in a way to fly much newer aircraft.
Need to say though... Pilots who fly to certain airports with either short runways and or high amount of crosswinds.. .. Those circumstances can be extremely tough and doing just the wrong action... Will lead to a crash. Obviously having a number of passengers on board only adds to the difficulty. I saw a special on TV where a pilot who jumbo jet had dumped out almost all of it's fuel and he had to glide that plane from over 30 thousand feet and I think over 100 or more miles to a island in the Azores... With a airport that didn't have the longest runway either. The pilot did it perfectly with no huge problems. Exceptionally impressive.
Still even today there has to be a difference in talent in pilots flying modern airplanes. Whether it be sports, flying driving.. . And if human beings are at the controls or driving or playing... There will be more talented people vs others not quite as talented.