Why? The guy runs it hotlap mode, why force it into a different setup? The only thing he'd have to change for a race is the radiator and even then rF2 is very lax on the engine. So his comments may be valid, however he still can shave off another 2 seconds to set a very good time. This is still a valid point when comparing times, in qualifying you don't run long stints, you sprint on low fuel. OT: I've never been able to blow up an engine from downshifting like a madman. Only overrevving while on N or doing crazy up/down/reverse shifts while parked for minutes.