The F1 clutch has a reasonably "normal" life span. The excessive wear is due to stop/start situation that the car has to go through in city traffic. However the newer transmission ECU handles the shift/change much smoother and this perhaps will also enhance the life of the F1 clutch. Just like a manual transmission gearbox on high performance car, if you abuse the clutch it will go fast. So in my opinion the F1 clutch is just shorter on its life compared to the manual, just. But the enjoyment is so different, especially if you often drive on the contry road.