Like many driver aids, what you are suggesting should be optional, like ABS or TC.Just always take few liters of fuel extra lol, problem solved
Simulators does provide estimations for how many laps can be taken for a lap. It could be useful if estimations for timed format races would also be presented and with predictions of how many laps could be made in that time frame in particular track by using pole laptime as a reference.
Automatic setups.... call me elitists, yees do it. Is dreadful thing, as no AI would be able to properly solve as there are so many variables including what the driver likes. AI can not be telepatic and will not become a human that gets to know and predict your feeling over time. So I suggest to get realistic at once (I mean it in both ways). Take this red pill and go with realistic simulation, take the blue pill and IDK what happens.
For example Assetto Corsa means "racing setup", rFactor has "Factor" as obvious allusion to setups and countless variables that affects outcome of race.
Now what people want is to take the variables out. I understand it is all natural. But imagine where it might lead to.
yes I am an "elitist" gatekeeper, I should be ashamed, but for some reason I think it is something to be proud about