The only time the car really uses first is pull away. What I think would be good is at low throttle pull aways, the car changes automatically from 1st to 2nd even when in manual mode. This would really help with the paddle hunting when pulling out at junctions. Manual mode isn't fully manual anyhow, it changes down if you don't. Maybe even have it in manual mode in normal handling mode only. i.e. Around town 1st to 2nd is always automatic when handling is in normal mode.