I have to say all the rallye drivers I've seen in person were very nice, and in fact the higher one goes in the hierarchy, the nicer they become. I've seen local Group N "divas" get snotty with fans (probably due to stress, in their defense) whereas some of the fastest men that ever graced the Earth (Mikkola, Biasion, Vatanen, Rorhl, Blomqvist) were actually personable. No A/C trailers, no crowd control, but usually a "good morning" and at the very least a smile, and if they had time they'd chat even with little kids like me then.
In the old days when F1 and Group B guys would get together and compete, things were clear cut in many ways.
When they played football most of the F1 pilots had the edge in speed, but some of the rallymen were quite tall and could take advantage of high crosses etc.
When they autocrossed in identical closed-wheel cars, the F1 guys were frequently bested, if not humiliated.
Since the 1980s FISA (and then FIA) did everything possible to kill rallying, since they could not charge people and TV rights were difficult to deal with. To a large extent they've succeeded.