Greetings all, I'm a new poster to the forum but have been sniffing around & reading posts for sometime. I'm still on my first season of F1 2010, as work has kept away from gaming. I'm up to Brazil in my first season & I'm leading the championship with Torro Rosso. I've always driven with all assist off, but at Korea I decided to stop using AUTO gears. I using a DFGT (PS3) wheel on PC & although the paddles(buttons) aren't great & sometimes double click I am glad I have switched to manual. After about the first full P1 session at Korea of just getting the hang the additional workload of manual gears I noticed that the time it takes to learn a new track has significantly decreased. I can start doing hotlaps after 4-6 laps on a new track & leading the qualifying with PRO AI. It took much longer when I was driving with Auto gear assist which I find strange. It has also given me a better appreciation when I watch onboard laps. Anyone who has a wheel & is still using AUTO gears like I was, all I can say is lose the training wheels & start racing. You won't look back! It may seem strange that someone called NoobBlaster is posting about turning of Noob Gears LOL but my gaming history of more FPS & MilSim & I'm a REV-HEAD but F1 has strangely always been a passion? Cheers!