There's something special about a title fight going down to the wire in any league or points-gathering-based sport. It piles on the drama, the pressure, the climactic imagery. Such scenarios speak to our urge for things to be as good as they possibly can.
Some sports - American leagues especially - cap their regular seasons with playoff competitions to guarantee finale drama, something NASCAR adopted in 2004 with 'The Chase', which became its own playoffs in 2016.
Formula 1 doesn't do all that - and the closest twist it has added, the double points ending to 2014, was rightly cast off immediately. But F1 hasn't had that ultimate climax all that much lately.