EA Sports released a new F1 22 video showing why you should race with manual gears.

As most experienced sim racers are aware it's more difficult to race with manual gears and takes quite a bit of time to get it right the first time compared to letting the game decide when to shift up or down, but the advantages are significant:
  • Few tenths per lap faster overall than compared to autogears
  • Better acceleration
  • Better braking, especially in combination with engine braking
  • Ability to use short shifting when needed
Please let us know in the attached poll and in the comments below if and why you are using manual or automatic shifting in your sim racing games.