OK, please excuse the possibly dumb question, but I only got GT5P and a Logitech G27 wheel two days ago, so I am seriously new at this! Am I setting things up wrong, or is there no need to use the G27 clutch pedal in GT5P at all? I race with a manual setup so that I can use my gears, but I've noticed that when racing, I don't need to depress the clutch pedal when shifting up/down through the gears. At least, I can't seem to notice and adverse effects for not doing so. There appears to be no difference between using the clutch when changing gear, and not using it! Am I missing something? Also, what are the pros and cons of racing with an automatic gearbox? (yes, I am VERY new to sim racing!) Mike.