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Old 06-22-2004, 10:06 AM   #16
atomichead
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"PS - Why do all F1 cars have automatic transmissions?"

There are no F1 cars with automatic transmissions. They are all manual transmissions with a hydraulical cylinder replacing the driver's left foot, sequential gear changes, and software controlled rev matching. The big difference, among many, is no power robbing torque converter.

There is talk in the FIA about returning to a non-sequential gearbox, which would put the honus of smooth gear work back on the driver where it belongs.

Perhaps your simple lack of knowledge on this subject reveals a broader lack of knowledge that could explain your misguided attempt to change people's minds about what is a personal preference.
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