Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,866
Z- Just in case you did not find this in your readings, remember that the clutch and transmission are identical for three pedal and F1 shifter cars. Only the throw-out bearing and shifter mechanisms are different, and there is a clutch position sensor and one extra angular velocity sensor for F1. The big parts are the same.
Clutch life for F1 cars is hugely dependent on how the car is driven. Drive it like a three pedal car with paddles, and clutch life will be similar to a 3 pedal car. Drive it like an automatic and clutch life will be shorter.
The good news is it would take you about 5 minutes to teach your wife how to get around in an F1 car. It will take both of you longer to become really good with the system, but it is very rewarding once you do.
Those of us with F1 shifters, even those like me who have driven 3 pedal cars for 50 years, really enjoy the system.
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