All you have to do now is push the clutch. You can switch from H pattern to paddles just by using one or the other as you will, mid race.Oh, I've still got my wheel from years of playing GT4. Logitech G25. If I'm not mistaken, GT5 recognizes the clutch pedal when in manual mode. Supposed to press the triangle button when the race is loading, or something like that. Does that sound right?
The M5 has 7 gears as well. Paddles are the only thing that works. (Yes, I know it has paddles IRL.)
That's just how it is.