Chris,you are only 19 years old, I would not expect you to understand or even be knowledgeable of the 68 year history of the mass produced automatic transmission. You are of a generation that takes them for granted. The F1 transmission has only been available in street cars in a limited availability for just over 10 years. Trust me, in that 10 years they have progressed far more than the automatic did.
On top of that all your knowledge of the F1 system is second hand at best. You have been exposed to it on the internet which has been referred to as "The Worlds Largest Dumping Ground of Information, Good and Bad". That is so true. I took a lesson from my Father many years ago and it has stood me well. "Believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see". Translated to newspeak, don't take too much away from internet chat rooms as gospel truth.
I don't think I really said what I mean clearly. I am relatively familiar with the automatic transmission and how it works, and the history. I drove an automatic for two years and was not fond of it, I now drive a manual transmission car. I do agree that I have no real world experience with the F1 transmission. I probably did jump to conclusions with it. The closest I've come to a paddle shifter was in a mitsubishi which isn't an F1 trans. I understand I take everything everyone says as a grain of salt, I don't take much away from chatrooms as truth. I truly shouldn't have put that post up. It wasn't what I meant.
I meant to say that at the F1 transmissions current state it doesn't seem practical for normal everyday vehicles. I've read about the F1 transmission and how it is very choppy in city driving, but again I've never driven one myself.
I did study the automatic transmission in high school, and I remember it was basically designed in the 1900s and wasn't used on American cars until 1940 which GM had it as an option. Now I know from 1940-1950 the Automatic transmission did not make one millionth of the strides that the F1 technology has in 10 years. For instance from the 1998 F355 to the FXX the technology is amazing.
So in final I just want to stress the fact that I don't dislike the F1 transmission in any way, I have never used one. I would prefer in the future to have an F1 transmission over the automatic transmission. I switched from the automatic transmission to the manual transmission because I did not like the lag or how the car was in control.
So my apologies if my comment came out to be as if I didn't like F1 transmissions. After reading my post without explanation it came out completely wrong.